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hey this is the first time i have used a live cd. my girlfriends computer is failing at boot and i wanted to get her files from the hd and ...
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    knoppix live cd on corrupted windows box


    hey this is the first time i have used a live cd. my girlfriends computer is failing at boot and i wanted to get her files from the hd and burn them before i may lose everything...how do i get to the dead hd? do i mount the drive as if i was adding a new one? or is it different with a live cd...any help greatly appreciated!

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    I think Knoppix *should* normally mount the hard drive at startup. If it doesn't you should be able to mount it normally, with "mount /dev/sda1" or hda1, depending on what kind of disk you have. Last time I checked, (I could be wrong, though), knoppix automatically edits fstab and creates appropriate folders in /mnt
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    yes you are right. i just booted 3.8 on my other computer and it put both drives on the desktop. so this should work perfectly!

    thanks!

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    When you get to the desktop in Knoppix, you might have to right-click on the hd icon to mount it.
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