Before embarking on this journey to pclos 2011.9, I copied my /home directory to a flash drive. What I would like to
do now is to copy back the files from the ?Documents directory of the flash drive to the Documents directory of my
new Linux system. I have plugged in the flash drive with the following results:
Dolphin sees /home/doug/Documents on "7.5 GiB Removable Media." df -a shows the 7.5 GB as sdb2 /media/disk-5
Dolphin opens 7.5GB /doug/Documents showing a whole batch of files.
In terminal, I go to /media/disk-5/doug. Doing ls -last shows lots of directories, including /Documents. I then cd /Documents. Now doing ls -last shows nothing.
Going back to Dolphin, showing all those files that I can't see in terminal, I go to edit and tag them. Then I select copy.
Next I change the Dolphin window back to /home/doug/Documents (this is now sda5, my new pclos system) and
tell Dolphin to paste. It comes back, one file at a time, and says "cannot read /media/disk-6/doug/Documents/WOUXUN_KG-UVD...which is one of the file names. Notice that it is looking for disk-6, not disk-5, but that it has a correct file name.
I am very confused, at this point, and I don't know what's going on, or how to get from point A to point B.
I will be happy to post the output of any terminal command to the forum, if that will help.
All help appreciated and gratefully acknowledged. --doug