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How do I copy a 7MB file to either CD or USB media? I'm using Knoppix to load a virtual Linux OS...

GOAL: To copy a system32\config file to any media. Problem is, drives/partitions/USB permissions are set to NO when it comes to being writable. For the USB I plugged in, I unchecked the box in the properties to make it writable, but you still can't copy files to it even though it now says its writable in the properties. Tried to burn it to CD, but the dang OS won't even let me eject the KNOPPIX CD by any means...

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CaptainPickard
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rindiCommented:
Make sure your USB device is formatted to fat32, not ntfs, as ntfs isn't set to writable inside knoppix.
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CaptainPickardAuthor Commented:
FAT32 it is :(
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rindiCommented:
What type of drive is it?
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CaptainPickardAuthor Commented:
Garden variety 512MB flash drive, just says USB Flash Disk on the side....I do have a 128 I guess I can try
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rindiCommented:
Might be worth a try.

You can also try to open a terminal session inside knoppix, then enter

sudo passwd root

now you have to enter a password for root twice, then enter

su

Now you are logged into the terminal session as root. Enter mc to open midnight commander, and now try copying the file.
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logic0004Commented:
The easy way of what u wanna do is boot using win98 boot disk and u can make it through http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm 
so after u boot up u can have two options either copy the config folder to a usb (for that make sure to load the usb drivers as well)
or just copy the folder to anyother location on ur c:\ drive. so when u boot up again then u can just copy up the new config folder from the new location..

hopefully it works for u ..
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CaptainPickardAuthor Commented:
I got it to work....I don't know why it now works.....the only real change was that it was the KNOPPIX's second ever startup. I went straight to enabling write permissions, searched for the file & copied it without any issues. Just a goofy quirk...my next hurdle is being posted in a new points question....rindi I'm assuming your solution would work!
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rindiCommented:
thanks.
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