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Re: Desperate situation



On Thu, 9 Feb 2006, Anne Wilson wrote:

> My main workstation is awaiting its turn to move to FC4, and was running
> Mandriva.  I now find that I cannot boot from the primary drive at all.  It
> looks as though something desperate has happened to the MBR, where lilo
> lived.
>
> Checking my data backup, I find that I have missed a whole, vitally important,
> directory.  I need to get that data to a safe place before trying anything in
> the way of rescue.
>
> I have got knoppix 3.2 up and can see the files.  I've got a pen-drive mounted
> as root, but can't copy the files onto it.  Trying
> cp /mnt/hde7/anne/Gnucash/ /mnt/sde	gets
> cp: omitting directory /mnt/hde7/anne/Gnucash/

"cp -a" ??

rday


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