Copying from one disk drive to another
This is the 3rd attempt at copying /home to an external hard disk drive, today.
I have an external 80 gig usb 2.0 hard drive. I want to copy /home to it. When the 80 gig (marks80 is the icon name and 'folder' name in /media) is powered up, at OS boot time, I get the .dmrc errors. Not a problem, I click OK and dismiss that. Many times I've posted about the .dmrc problem and cannot get the permissions set correctly, so, mostly the 80 gig drive is unpowered except during copying /home.
I tried gksudo nautilus to copy the /home to the 80gig. No luck finding it as my /home is on it's own partition (sda3).
At first, opening a Gnome file manager window and copying the /home to the 80 gig balked because of the directory lost+found. So, I drilled down one level to /home/mark (my user name is: mark) and tried to copy that to the 80 gig. At first I got another permission problem about .gvfs and clicked: "skip", and the copying proceeded ok, until the last 2 gig (of 30 gigs total to copy), when another permissions problem reared it's ugly head. The error message read:
and the file is: socket
I'm not good at fixing permisssion, well, I have never got the .dmrc permssions fixed (2+ years), so, I would like to have a way to copy my /home to the external usb drive, without so many problems.
AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 400Gig SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N