Ubuntu :: Files Copied From Ext3 To Ntfs Doesn't Exist
Apr 14, 2011
I'm using a dual boot system with kubuntu 10.10 and windows vista.When I try to copy files from kubuntu to a windows drive, I see no problem.But when I retsart to windows usually I can't see my files. Once or twice I have seen files I copied in kubuntu. The strange thing is that when I go to kubuntu again, I don't see files I have copied in windows drive.
I recently had data recovered and it was sent back to me on what I think is an NTFS drive. I copied all the files over to a file share I have on a Linux box, that's ext4. Now I have that share mounted on my OSX machine, and I can't move or rename most of the files. However, in a couple cases I was able to rename a folder after the third try. Another time I was able to rename a folder once, but not again. All the permissions are showing up the same on the command-line -- I can't see any differences between the permissions on any of the files/folders. Note that I can create new folders and add files no problem, and then rename and move those all I want.
Long story short, my Windows had a fatal crash the other day and since I couldn't find the installation disk, I burned the Ubuntu 9.10 disk image to a CD at a friend's place and installed it on one partition of the hard drive. The other partition contained tons of Windows programs and documents in an NTFS system. Ubuntu is cool and all, but when I finally found the Windows disk, I wanted to reinstall it for dual-booting, to use some programs that don't run well in Wine.
To keep some documents safe and not waste any CDs, I moved them over to the Ubuntu partition before installing Windows. As experienced ubuntuists know, the slightly clumsy Windows installer erases GRUB in the process, and it's recommended to install Windows first. So, now I ended up with a working Windows partition and an Ubuntu partition with all of the stored data, which I can access via guest status with the burned CD.
Here's the catch though - as a guest and without Linux properly installed I can't move anything I moved to the Linux partition from the Windows partition back anymore. All the folders have a little X on their top corner. I'd be glad to reinstall Ubuntu now, but I must know how to keep all that tranferred data safe. Can I keep it there during the reinstallation? Should I install Wubi on Windows and access the stuff through it?
There were some files residing on my ext3 file system, using Ubuntu as my linux distribution. Yesterday I formatted the hard drive using a windows install CD, rewriting it with a new NTFS partition. I'm willing to restore my personal files deleted due to this format.
I'm taking over as a Linux admin where they use sendmail last week. I've done very little with email on linux, and haven;'t touched sendmail since 2000 so I am really out of my element.Basically the sendmail server for many months has had performance problems, disk, and load.Looking into it I found this doing a tail on /var/log/MaillogAug 25 17:11:49 web8 sendmail: o7OGF2VH002566: to=postmaster, delay=1+01:58:10, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=2388694, relay=[xx.xx.xx.xx], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: [10.10.20.107]:No route to hostAnd that was all it was spewing, I edited the config files because xx.xx.xx.xx doesn't exist. And running m4, then restarting sendmail.It is still spewing out that message, but I do see some things connecting to the new yy.yy.yy.yy address. I even greped the entire /etc looking for the old machine.
I am trying to copy the contents of an external NTFS hard drive to my internal ext3 drive. Ubuntu 9.04. The transfer starts, then slows, then grinds to a complete halt, and has to be ended, causing icons on my desktop to disappear. Then the hard drive needs to be unplugged, then re-plugged to register in ubuntu again. Sometimes this happens first time, other times it will not register after many plug in - out cycles. Small files will copy across successfully while still in the "slowing down" phase, so I don't think it is a permissions problem. On the occasions the ntfs HD will not register in ubuntu, it makes a clicking noise when started, then spins down to silence. Could this indicate a hardware error, or is this ubuntu giving up after failed attempts to recognise it?
When trying to run files directly from the NTFS hard drive (when working correctly), it runs fine with no problems.I currently have this device plugged in via sata - usb adapter, but the same problem happened when this drive was an internal. I had planned to move all the files from the ntfs drive to my ext3, then format the ntfs drive to ext3 and copy the files back, but it looks like it's not meant to happen. Next time I can actually get ubuntu to pick it up and mount it I will try the enabling of DMA (as seen in another post), and trying to copy with rsync instead of nautilus (as seen in another post). Is there anything else it could be
After a near miss with my 1.5TB, RAID5 file server, I have decided that I need to backup my data to an external hardrive periodically.I have been looking at rsync but the question I have is: Do I format the external hard drive in EXT3 (the sameas my fileserver) or NTFS?All my main machines are Windoze, but the file server is Ubuntu with a samba share.If my server ever went belly up, I would like to be able to access my data from the external hard drive. I guess if it's in EXT3 then windows would be clueless... I would either need to fix the server pronto or access it with a live CD or something.What would I lose if I used NTFS instead of EXT3? I think I would lose permissions and possibly ownerhsip information - are there any other issues?
I copied several folders over to a thumbdrive in Terminal, but I can't see the folders when I view the thumbdrive on any other system (tried a machine with xp and another with Ubuntu).I went back to the original machine where I did the coping and viewed the thumbdrive's contents in Terminal, and it shows everything to be there that I had copied. Is there a step I'm missing? I copied using cp -r. The reason I'm doing this is that the Ubuntu installation on the original machine is freezing up and I just want to backup some of the files before reinstalling Ubuntu.
I have all of my music in mp3 form on an external HD. When I copy it to my home folder for use in Banshee 2.0, some of the music files become corrupted.When these copied mp3s are played, they have annoying, intermittent distortion throughout some of the songs. In an effort to try and isolate the problem, played one of the distorted songs directly from the file on the external HD, and it played flawlessly. I then downloaded Clementine and had the exact same distortion on the playback from the copied file, and then no distortion from the external HD file.
So at this point, it seems like the mp3 are getting messed up when they are being copied from the external HD to the computer.I am using a USB 2.0 port for the file copying.
Using a small hard drive (180 GB) dual booting windows XP for gaming and Ubuntu 9.10 for my other stuff during install I didnt know how much of each partition i would use, so i did 50-50 1 for ext3 and one for NTFSHowever after awhile it seems I have run out of space on my NTFS and have tons of unused space on my ext3.What I am wanting to do is shrink some of that ext3 down and give it it NTFS, I did a little searching and found a couple of old posts but I was a little sketchey on em. Simply looking for some personal Methods or Tools you have used and a starting point of how to use them.
I am trying to write a script to copy all of my photos to my backup drive, to finish it i want to scan the backup and check that all of the folders and photos are there. is there a command in linux to do this (theres one (or two) for everything else!!!)
Lately I've tried rsync for backing up my home partition to an external drive, but I've run into some problems with some flac files (there might be other problematic files though, these are the ones I know of). The external drive is formatted in ntfs. Now, when adding my whole music directory (within my home directory) first as a library to VLC and then copying to the playlist, some files are not playable. I discovered this at work in windows, and resaved all the flac files using ex falso to skip windows incompatible characters. The problem persisted though. I tried the same thing in VLC in Ubuntu, and got again a set of non-playable files, partly, but not completely, overlapping the set of files that were not playable in windows. The original files (on my internal drive) are playable in VLC in Ubuntu. What to do (except to go back to cp instead of rsync, rsync is faster, but if it doesn't copy correctly, it's not worth it)?
I have just purchased a 2TB drive for my server and I was trying to get an idea of the differences between these file systems or other file systems out there. What is the amount of space after formatting for ext4, ext3, and ntfs?
Im currently using windows 7 and I want to shift for Linux. So i thought to start from Mandrake-free. My current filesystem is NTFS which full of windows extension documents. Those capacity is almost 200GB.but im not in a position to backup everything. i got to know from forums that linux perform well in ext3 file system. so i wish to go for ext3. is there any ways to shift FROM,win7 TO mandrake AND ntfs TO ext3 WITHOUT BACKING UP CURRENT DOCUMENTS ASWEL AS WITHOUT LOOSING ANY OF MY WINDOWS BASED DOCUMENTS.? and i got to know that in a single harddrive(eg 250GB), Its not good for the harddisk to have different type of partitions (eg 50gb of ext3 and 200gb of NTFS). if i used like this will my harddisk got crashed? because this happened to me 4 years ago when i was trying to install winXp(in ntfs) and Redhat(in ext2) in the same hardisk. i was working initially. but was in 2 days that HDD got crashed.
I've lost my admin password on my current Windows OS and would like to install Linux Ubuntu or a similar user-friendly distro of Linux alongside, see how that goes and possibly reformat my PC with Linux as I was told it would convert NTFS formatted drives to ext3, not delete them.
I'm sure that the issue I'm having is easily solvable once I gain some understanding about copying files - and file permissions in Ubuntu. Here's my situation:
I have an external HDD where I like to back up some files (I mess around with distros on my main machine and feel less stressed knowing the important stuff is backed up). I have an ext4 partition on the external drive where I have copied files, both through the terminal (cp 'filename' /dev/sdc3) and by drag and drop (gnome-terminal).
The problem is, once the files are copied, most are inaccessible. I can view them, but some directories and individual files say I do not have permission to open them. Others are accessible. This is from the same user profile that copied them.
How do I see what's going on? More importantly, how do I make files on external drives available to any user or OS (that can handle ext4)? I want to make sure that if my whole system gets effed that I could still do a reinstall of my OS and then access those backup files.
I got around 6,000 songs that I copied from my ipod to my external hard drive through rhythmbox, but for some reason it didn't copy over any extensions (all of my music files are mp3's) so I was wondering what would be a really simple way to add the extension to all the files in the music folder. My folders are setup like /Music/Artist/Album/song.mp3 (well right now there is no .mp3 but ya get the point
I've been trying to figure out how to move /home to the other partition that exists on my computer, however it's ntfs and turns out it's impossible to move my /home there. So how do convert that ntfs partition to ext3, I don't mind loosing data that's in that partition. [url] is the partition I'm talking about. So what's the best way to do it ? If you write what commands I should use please include partition names.
I'm interested to hear what config/settings files - or whole folders - you've managed to simply copy over from your previous installation and have working in the new. This can be either for specific programs or for parts of the system, but I suppose most of what people would find useful is getting some of their programs back to how they had them. These can be individual files or whole folders, but if there is a settings folder for a program but only one of the files is actually worth copying, just mention the one file and what it does. Also interested in hearing from KDE and Xfce users, for the benefit of those of us who have multiple desktop environments in the same system. (Besides, even those with only Gnome will use some of the great KDE apps like Amarok and K3b).
Here are my contributions: (~/ denotes your home folder; any subfolders starting with a period [.] are hidden files or folders) ~/.cache/rhythmbox/covers (the folder containing all your album cover art displayed in Rhythmbox) ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts (any scripts you added to Nautilus will be in this folder) ~/.lyrics (the folder containing all your song lyrics displayed in Rhythmbox) ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/rhythmdb.xml (Rhythmbox's database file; if you were forced to edit this because of some incorrectly displayed tags, don't forget to copy it over). ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/plugins/ (Rhythmbox's plugins folder; plugins should be accessible when you restart Rythmbox). ~/.bash_aliases (Terminal command aliases you may have created will be in this file). ~/.gconf/apps/nautilus/preferences/%gconf.xml (Nautilus folder preferences file) ~/.mozilla/firefox (Folder for Firefox settings, cache, bookmarks, etc. If there are 2 or more subfolders with names like 2tb4r91t.default just copy over the latest one, and make sure profiles.ini points to it) ~/.thunderbird (Mozilla Thunderbird folder with all accounts, emails, settings, etc)
If I execute the following command: cp -R /myfiles /mydestination
If myfiles contains several sub-directories and files, in what order will they be copied? For example, directories might be named 0123a, 9993c, myfolder, xfolder.
They are not copied in alphabetical order OR in date order OR in the order they appear when using a standard ls command as far as I can tell, so what actually does determine the order?
Edit: I am trying to determine the order that the cp command uses in order to determine how far along my copy command made it before it stopped. For example, I was hoping to be able to determine it copied 3 of the 4 directories successfully.
I have an old Dell Inspiron 8200 which I use for doing my CCNA study on. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and it the cairo dock, all was running great, a little sluggish at times but thaht was down to the integrated display adaptor, no problem. I then decided to try out Open Suse but didnt like it so reformatted the whole disk back to Ubuntu then my problems started.
After going through the installation, I found the computer would only boot in the live CD mode, no files were copied. I then reformatted back to Windows XP and try top set up a dual boot system but the same results!, no data on my hard drive from Ubuntu!!. I then installed a new hard drive and tried a new dual boot installation but with the same results, what is stopping the machine form installing Ubuntu
I have multiple OpenSuSE 11.2 systems. With some files being on one system I would like to have another computer to have the files as well. Is there a way to have the files copied to the other system automatically? FTP is one way but it is too cumbersome. I am thinking of something like disk or directory mirroring. Does OpenSuSE have something like that?
If it was real time mirroring that would be better. I.e if a write to one file on one system is done, then this would be done on the other system with the same directory/file.
I have ran into a permissions problem. It seems that any file I have created with Fedora I can browse to in Firefox. I cannot browse to files that I have downloaded from the internet or copied locally across our network. I changed file permissions to 755 and 777 for these files. I even thought that maybe it was the php file content that was causing the issue. So, I copied the file content from file 2 into file 1. File 1 was the file I could always browse to since I created it in Fedora. I could still browse to file 1 after it had file 2's content.
I look at the permissions and they appear the same for both files. I am not sure why I cannot open the other files. I downloaded phpMyAdmin. I cannot hit any of these files in a browser. I also copied some files from a a backup location we have internally. I cannot browse to any of these files either. I used chmod 777 filename. Even after doing that I could not hit any of the files. I moved the files into my document root directory ( /var/www/html ) and I still cannot browse to these files.
I have two systems running on linux. system one is running with RHEL 5.4/X86_64 hardware, system two is running with RHEL 5.3/i686 hardware. One filesystem is shared from system two and mounted as NFS on system one. Now when i do a copy from local filesystem to the NFS share from system one,it shows as follows
-rw-r--r-- 1 xkinved rbak1 30 Mar 3 2011 king
But if i do copy with -p option then it shows right time stamp. Both machines are running with slight(minutes) different in time. Does this could be cause for this problem? The problem is happening while i do FTP from some other machines too.
I have iomega appliance, which is based on Debian distribution. There is an NFS share that I have created which is without password. Since it is without password, there are some viruses copied. I want to find out which IP address is the source of these files. In other words, I want to know which PC is copying these infected files on the NFS share