File transfer problem
Karl F. Larsen
klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 22:11:53 UTC 2010
Consider this: you have a hard drive in a small case with a
lot of files on an ext3 file system that is accessed via a USB
port. You plug the USB into a Ubuntu 9.04 computer and a panel
comes up showing all the files. You plug the USB into WinXP it
shows up in My Computer but shows no files.
So you take the files to the Ubuntu but there is no way to
put them in the /dev/sda5 partition. I tried sudo cp -a *
/dev/sda5 and it errors out.
Then I tried to mount the /dev/sda5 at /mnt but that fails
too. The call I tried was $ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda5 /mnt
and changed vfat to ntsf and several others and just got an
What I would like to do is copy the files on the little hard
drive to the computer which has WinXP and Ubuntu 9.04 in the
Does anyone have an idea how to start?
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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