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    Re: Need to recover HD files from Ubuntu 11.04 that wont boot

    if you really don't care about getting the current install booting again (at last with said user account)


    just do a

    sudo chmod -R 777 /media/<driveName>/home/<username>

    then you should just be able to copy what files you want using nautilus, no muss, no fuss..

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    Re: Need to recover HD files from Ubuntu 11.04 that wont boot

    Now I think about it that was the easiest way... -.-
    http://rukiaenix.blogspot.com

    I never really envision the finish of anything that I start. It's risk that fascinates, the moment of infinite possibility.

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    Talking Re: Need to recover HD files from Ubuntu 11.04 that wont boot

    rukiaEnix and Primefalcon -

    Thank you both very much for taking your time to help out! I copied the command Rukia posted to do the backup, and it is working! The system is going a bit slow, but thats ok. I will be leaving this run overnight(it is over 100 gbs of stuff to transfer) and if come morning it did not work I will try the method you posted Primefalcon.

    Again, I really appreciate both of you taking time out to help! I will post back later tonight or tomorrow and update how it goes!

    Sincerely,
    Sean

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    Re: Need to recover HD files from Ubuntu 11.04 that wont boot

    OK! you're welcome!
    http://rukiaenix.blogspot.com

    I never really envision the finish of anything that I start. It's risk that fascinates, the moment of infinite possibility.

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    So the backup method didnt work because one particular file kept having trouble, it kept saying it was invalid or something. But I tried the Chmod 777 method, then went and dragged and dropped my whole home folder onto the backup drive and it worked perfectly. Thank you both so much for your help in this matter! I am so happy to get this taken care of, it has been on my to-do list for a few months and I wasnt sure I would be able to recover my files!


    Sean

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    Re: Need to recover HD files from Ubuntu 11.04 that wont boot

    Good to know you solved it with Primerfalcon's help! Please change the thread as solved.
    http://rukiaenix.blogspot.com

    I never really envision the finish of anything that I start. It's risk that fascinates, the moment of infinite possibility.

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