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    copying Knoppix to Hard Drive

    I'm copying knoppix from the CD onto the hard drive, according to the remastering Howto,

    but I'm getting error messages from the terminal.

    It says "cp: cannot create symbolic link '/mnt/....blahblahblah/blah' : Operation not permitted."

    Is this normal, or am I doing something wrong?

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    i'm not trying to install it to my hard drive. I am remastering it. To do that, I copied the CD to my Hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beajedi
    i'm not trying to install it to my hard drive. I am remastering it. To do that, I copied the CD to my Hard drive.
    I think you may need to be root.

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    I am root when I do it, that's the thing.

    So theres something wrong when it cannot create symbolic links when I copy to the hard drive?

    In addition, it also says "failed to preserve ownership" and "cannot create special file"

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    Quote Originally Posted by beajedi
    I am root when I do it, that's the thing.

    So theres something wrong when it cannot create symbolic links when I copy to the hard drive?

    In addition, it also says "failed to preserve ownership" and "cannot create special file"
    You are using a linux filesystem to copy to? Not fat32 or something?

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    yes, its a linux filesystem as well. The thing is that a lot of files do get copied, but a whole mess of them come up with the error.

    Symbolic link errors aside, I can't chroot to my mnt/hda2/KNOPPIX directory.

    it goes "chroot: /bin/bash: No such file or directory"

    But I can chroot to /KNOPPIX

    what's up wit dat?

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    what copy command did you use ?

    cp -dRp

    I usually use rsync -a or tar for bulk copy.

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    I followed the Remaster HOWTO (available on this website)

    As root, I typed this in:

    "cp -Rp /KNOPPIX/* /mnt/hda2/knx/source/knoppix/"

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    Didn't know cp would recreate symbolic links... Maybe I'm too stuck in UNIX. Normally I'd have to tar it then untar to location I want..

    From what I've always known tar will recreate the links, cp will convert the links to files.

    Again I'm more UNIX than Linux...

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