Don't ya just hate when life interferes with what you really
want to do
After a hiatus to restock the larder/fridge, I got back onto this.
Tried several live CDs - Trinity was the first, btw - but nothing could move those files
. I finally gave it up as a bad job, tried to reformat the drive. It would not format
! I no longer have anything that will do a low-level
format: don't know that such would do any good, anyway, with today's HDs. So I'm just gonna chalk it up to a bad - really
bad - drive and eat my losses. It is now in a suitable repository for disposal
I tried Trinity - I've had middlin' success with it in the past. Then I tried a Win live CD, on the theory that Windows would better understand what was going on, but the drive wouldn't be directly mounted to the OS - flakey, I know, but at this stage I was grasping any straw available. Then I tried several Linux distros that would run from CD w/o being installed.
Every one of those efforts gave me the same response, albeit couched differently depending upon the CD format I was using.
So I just decided to bite that particular bullet and, eventually, replace the drive.
Thanks, everyone, for your kind help and suggestions