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    Saving files to hard Drive

    I recently installed Knoppix to my HD and all went well (eventually). But now as I take files which I backed up from my computer and try to copy them to hda4 it tells me that access is denied to mnt/hda4. I can't seem to put anything onto this partition, what could my problem be?

    as before I am new to Linux, so if I haven't given enough information please ask me specifically for what you need to know.

    Thanks,
    Seeger

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    I a newbie myself. But probably the device was mounted as read-only.

    Check out man-pages for mount and see fstab.

    Goof luck

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    what filesystem is it? if you had XP on that computer it is likely ntfs.
    Ntfs is a filesystem that is generally read only for linux.
    there is a few projects like captive that work arountd those limitations,
    but "I" consider them to be far from perfect.

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    . . .

    It is not NTFS, it's ext3 I believe. It think the problem is that its ownership in the permissions tab is "user: root" and "group: root". How can I make that available to all users and not just the root user?

    Thanks,
    Seeger

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    Nevermind

    Nevemind, Linux for Dummies pulled through for me.

    Thanks for the help.

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