moving files

This may sound pretty stupid, but I don’t seem to be able to move files from one folder to another. I want to move and or copy some photo’s and music (mp3’s and wav’s) to an external hard drive. How do you do that in suse 11 and can you move a lot of files at once as in windows. THanks

It may be a permissions problem.

Open a terminal and go su and type:

fdisk -l

(identify which is the device you want to write to)

In a new terminal type:

kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab
or in gnome
gnomesu gedit /etc/fstab

(when prompted type your root password)
copy the contents of the file and paste to the forum.

Thank you, I’ve figured it out by opening my external hard disk then copying the folders to it. I shall use this method until I can get more used to suse 11, which I love compared to windows but it s a new direction and methodology, which is a challenge.