[olug] hard drive question

Kelly Williams kellywilliams81 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 01:22:24 UTC 2009

Rob Townley wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Kelly Williams<kellywilliams81 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was at my local college I plugged in my external hd its maxtor one
>> touch 120 in there computer it allows me to view files but it will not
>> let me copy to the hard drive. I tried another computer on there network
>> and still blocks the drive from being written to. but when I use my
>> computer at home I have full control of the drive. In the past i have
>> been known to download a lot of stuff off the internet and i would use
>> that drive to save all that stuff. I was all opensource software. but
>> the network admin is anti opensource everything is Windows on there
>> network. i'm wondering if they have it that my profile is setup to not
>> except that drive. But I can use my flashdrives. I just looking for some
>> ideas what it could be.
>> Thanks,
>> Kelly Williams
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> This may go against their rules, but the idea of a university is to be
> open and inclusive.  Boot their PC up with a Linux LiveCD and copy
> what you want to a temp folder, then reboot into windows to copy to a
> network share.  Let us know if they block particular drives.  Could
> the external drive have a virus?
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But I was able to do this for 2 years. but I like your idea for using 
LiveCD. I guess I will have to carry puppy with me all the time. Also is 
there a way i could install puppy to a old flash drive because I ounce 
left my flash drive on the computer and it wanted to boot from it.

Kelly Williams

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