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Old 08-26-2004, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I was having a problem with a driver and SP2 so I booted up knoppix and tried to delete the driver but it said it couldn't be deleted, so then I tried to delete some random picture but that cant be deleted either. Have any idea why I cant delete files off my HDD on Knoppix?
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you probably don't have the permissions set to be able delete files....are you root?
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Knoppix, I believe, is set to view your hard drives as read-only by default. Boot up in safe mode with command prompt, or the Windows Recovery Console off of the Windows XP CD. This would be the easiest way to delete your files. I am not sure how to turn off the read-only HDD feature of Knoppix, but I think it can be done if you'd prefer that.
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know this is the Linux forum but if I have a Windows 98 CD and I can get into Command Prompt, how would I delete the file? I know where its at. BTW, I cant get into Recovery Console since I dont have my WinXP Pro cd with me
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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unmount the drive then remount it read-write and delete whatever you want, thats using knoppix or any other rescue linux for that matter

from command line in dos, cd to the file location and delete it
del <filename> ........I think that sysntax is right, mght be rm filename or delete filename, dont recall, my DOS is a little rusty.
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