I am having problems copying a folder from a usb harddrive to my desktop.
I can copy a test file from the same directory, without errors. I migrated to the directory that contains the files I want, so I don't have a problem with the path.
I get the an error whether I try to drag and drop with a gui, or whether I try it from the terminal command.
I am running Xubuntu 11.10.
The code is below, notice I copied readme.txt from the 'a' folder to my desktop without issues. But, using the same command with artie.zip gives me the input/output error.
Even when I try to change the owner of the '11.10 entire disc' folder, the input/output error on artie.zip causes the change of ownership to fail and I'm not even trying to access or modify the artie.zip file!!!!
ls: cannot access artie.zip: Input/output error
11.10 entire disc artie.zip readme.txt
artie@nowinderz-MS-7104:/media/Seagate/a$ sudo cp readme.txt ~/Desktop
artie@nowinderz-MS-7104:/media/Seagate/a$ sudo cp artie.zip ~/Desktop
cp: cannot stat `artie.zip': Input/output error
artie@nowinderz-MS-7104:/media/Seagate/a$ sudo chown artie:artie artie.zip
chown: cannot access `artie.zip': Input/output error
I should say that the usb drive only has 16 GB free. The artie.zip file is 1.5 GB and the '11.10 entire disc' folder is 36 GB. My desktop punchbox has about 50 GB free.
The usb drive (source) is formatted in ntfs and the harddrive (destination) in my system is formatted in ext4.
I have no idea what's wrong. HELP please.