|brent timothy saner on 19 Nov 2017 08:29:52 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Copying files from unbootable machine|
On 11/19/2017 11:10 AM, KP wrote: > Before you tried to copy the files, did you "sudo su" or something > similar? The Live CD user is not root. > ^^ this generally speaking, you probably have better options for a rescue environment. i understand sometimes you have to make do (after all, you can't make a boot usb stick from an OS that's kaput etc.), but for the future, there are distros that boot you right to a root shell (and come with software specifically geared towards some useful functionality in a rescue situation). if you like a "once-size-fits-all", i'd recommend this: http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/ if you like something a little more debian, there's this: https://grml.org/ or, if you want to custom-design/build your own rescue media specifically designed for your needs, there's this: http://bdisk.square-r00t.net/  but as for the actual issue, what Keith said - it doesn't give you a direct root shell, so when you try to copy files owned by a UID not matching the livecd user's you're going to have issues.  yeah, shameless self-plug. just a word of warning, i'm doing a total rewrite sometime during the coming year.
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