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Can I use the cdrom for burning data Yes you can if you use the knoppix toram boot option before Knoppix boots up in Live CD mode. Here are a ...
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- 01-22-2009 #11Can I use the cdrom for burning dataknoppix toram
Live CD Tips - Knoppix Documentation Wiki
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- 01-23-2009 #12
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Okay, I'm at my wits end. I cannot get knoppix to see the LAN. I think I better get back to basics and figure out what happened.
jledhead, you said "when the computer boots, I know you don't recognize what it says but we might. can you tell us what is displayed on the screen when the computer boots? after it has finished booting and the harddrive has settled down, what does it say on the screen? does it go thru any process or progress before displaying enter runlevel?
This is the last few lines on the screen:
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev hda2.
VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev hda2.
INIT: version 2.86 booting
INIT: No inittab file found
This file server has two hard drives in it. I'm not sure if one mirrors the other or if one has the Linux OS and the other the files. All I see from my windows PC is a networked drive.
Today I realized that i cannot see a lot of the files I thought were there. Knoppix shows a directoury with a pad lock on it and says you dont have permission. Aaaagh! I'm about to put a bullet into the Linux box!
- 01-23-2009 #13
sounds like a failing drive, both partitions are on the same harddrive, hda would be the drive and 2 is the partition, hda2.
I would start trying some data recovery tools
might be a good time to go ahead and get an image, if you are using linux (rescue environment) then use dd to get a bit for bit image of the machine,
Recover Data From a dead hard drive using ddrescue -- Debian Admin
for data recovery we use erd commander, but I don't think its free.
if windows get a bit for bit image using ghost or acronis or whatever you guys use.
if you copy the image using windows then obviously recover it using those tools.
now would probably also be a good time to check your backup methods
reply back if you need more help