Linux live file copying help?

Hi. I am trying to copy files from my hard drive to a USB flash drive using a Linux live CD (Knoppix) Can someone explain how I can do that? Dragging and dropping does not work.
Thank you

2 Responses to Linux live file copying help?

  1. You have to mount the drive you’re copying from and the flash drive. Then dragging and dropping should work.

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  2. There are different methods to create a bootable CD from different distributions… Check their web site, they should have directions for the particular distro you are using. Most, but not all, distros have a fairly easy way to do this.

    With some, like backtrack, it’s as easy as copying the 2 directories to the disk, going into the “boot” directory and doing a bootinst.bat in windows, or bootinst.sh in linux to make it bootable…. It can be that easy, or it can be more complicated, but it does vary from one distro to another.

    You can also treat the USB stick as an actual drive and do an “install” to it… That will work with most distros, if your stick is large enough to hold the entire uncompressed install. (For example backtrack is 900 meg in it’s nativly compressed USB format, so it will fit into a 1GB stick using the above directions, however if you do an “install” to a “hard drive” it will take approximately 3.6GB of space.

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