can't write to fat32 from knoppix
Posted on 2005-05-15
I have a crashed XP pro system that I can't get back into. I boot from a Knoppix 3.8.1 CD and can see all my data on my NTFS RAID-5 partition. I'd like to copy my data to a newly purchased 400 Gb external harddrive. The ext hdd is 400 Gb is size and came preformatted as FAT32.
Knoppix found the drive and I'm able to set that partition for write mode but when I tried to copy multiple files/dir's to it, the copy process quickly goes to "stalled" mode and nothing happens. I dont think it even copied one file.
So, I re-connected my ext HDD to another XP laptop and nuked the big FAT32 partition, and created a test 32 Gb FAT32 partition & formmatted it ('quick' mode). I then reconnected the ext HDD to my crashed PC, & booted into Knoppix again. I can see & write to the smaller 32 Gb partition but still get that "stalled" error when trying to copy multiple files/dir's.
So, my question is how can I copy large amounts of data to this new external HDD?! I'm willing to format it, re-partition it, whatever it takes. Only key point is that I must be able to read from the ext HDD from a Win XP PC later (after I rebuild the PC) to fully recover my data (thus a linux-only partition would not be suitable).
I'm not a strong linux user by any means so please walk me through any Knoppix steps/commands.