copy drive contents to a blank drive
Posted on 2006-11-01
I'm trying to copy the contents of a hard drive to another drive. The source drive is dying (HW failure), but I'm able to read it via an external USB enclosure using Knoppix. I don't know *nix that well, but I'm *fairly* comfortable working with it. The plan is to install Windows XP on a fresh hard drive then, copy this backed up data (if it ever backs up) over to new hard drive.
I'm trying this as root, because I figure that gives me the most privileges.
so far I've done:
#chmod 777 source
#cp [-f] [-r] source destination
(I've tried both -f and -r independently and together)
The problem is that I keep getting errors such as:
cp: omitting directory ....
Please help - I've been working on this for far too long. I'm getting burnt out on this one, and my client wants this done.