Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
robAP

Pulling My Hair Out!

Recommended Posts

so yes im new to linux.

i looked at all the helpful tips and 'beginners' guides.

and all of them do the same thing....they discuss EXACTLY what im looking for...but NOT using it in ANY method i NEED to use it in.

 

i want to change di5rectories from where i am to a hard drive.....guess what...the only guides i can find tellme how to change withint the same drive.

i want to move programs from disk or other drive to my hard drive but guess what? those guides only help me move it within that drive only.

basicly i need a walk through. if anyone would like to help please PM me or something or post on here....i'm just not getting it.

 

im booting from a live CD. i have a empty hard drive. i want to move a file (folding) to that hard drive and run it. thats it. nothing else. just to know how to boot up the computer (i can do that myself no problem) and download, install and run that program when i need to. ALSO how to move to that drive and move a file form one drive to another drive. thats all.

 

all the guides want to discuss everythign only on that one location drive or begin by discussing the origin of command line codes first. i dont need to knwo history...just HOW TO....i checked and searched guides...google...etc. what theyre telling me to do is NOT what im wanting to do.

 

please help. im about to go find a bar so i can get in a fight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Linux doesn't have a C: D: E: drive structure. So moving from one drive to another isn't as big a deal as it might seem.

My computer has windows on one drive, ubuntu on another and my /home partition on another.

 

Now, my windows files are in /mount/windows

so to move something from my windows drive to my home partition, I just cd into the directory and type

 

mv filename /home/james

 

it does actually move the files between physical drives, but linux doesn't always make that distinction.

 

Hope this helps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Now, my windows files are in  /mount/windows

so to move something from my windows drive to my home partition, I just cd into the directory and type mv filename /home/james

it does actually move the files between physical drives, but linux doesn't always make that distinction.  Hope this helps

567918[/snapback]

 

Be careful with the "mv" (move) command, in some cases you can accidentally rename the file. For example, if I issued "mv file1.zip file2" (w/o quotations), the previous file1.zip would be renamed to file2.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:withstupid: , everyone above me, but I dunno about ntfs mv , ntfs = not that good on linux, so i just cp. I dunno, yea look into mounting disks and stuff, then youll get it. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
but I dunno about ntfs mv , ntfs = not that good on linux, so i just cp.

 

Ahhh, well, I have my NTFS volume mounted read only. I have a fat32 one aswell, that I use mv with. I never really followed NTFS write support, since, as long as I kept all the folders I was moving stuff into on the fat32 drive, things were all gravy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×