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I am attempting to rescue files from a broken system via the root terminal of the recovery console.
I have a seagate 2TB external hard drive. Output of
sudo fdisk -l:
/dev/sdb1 is the device boot HPFS/NTFS/exFAT is the system
Everytime I try to copy files to the hard drive via:
sudo cp [file] /media/Expansion\ Drive
cp: cannot create regular file `/media/Expansion Drive/[file]' : Read only file system
I have tried:
sudo chmod -R 775 /media/Expansion\ Drive sudo chmod -R 777 /media/Expansion\ Drive
sudo chmod a+rwx -R /media/Expansion\ Drive
and for each command, the output is:
chmod: changing permissions of `/media/Expasion Drive': Read-only file system
So I'm at a loss. I've tried searching for more help, but the majority of solutions that I have found involve using nautilus of some other GUI and I am unable to access those resources because I can only access from the recovery console root shell
Please help! The crash seemed spontaneous and I was unable to back up my current project... Any help would be greatly appreciated.