Mounting possibly corrupt NTFS
I am a nocturnal windows user - Linux by day (at work) and Windows by night (at home because the wife will not use anything but).
Anyway, we try to boot the home computer (with XP on it) one day and it gets caught in an eternal 'splash screen' -> reboot -> 'splash screen' -> reboot -> 'splash screen' -> reboot -> ...... well you get the idea.
I think - oh yes - i'll grab the knoppix CD and pull the data off it, and re-install an OS (possibly leveraging this incident as a reason to move the home PC towards linux) and put the data back on.
When i try to mount it through KDE it doesn't work. When i try to mount it through the shell with "mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /MNT" (yup - created /MNT before hand) I get the following error message:
"$MFT LCN (786432) $MFTMirr LCN (19535036) is greater than the number of clusters (9770398 )"
I searched google to find that this is probably a message spat out by the ntfs driver for mount (super.c?!) but i must admit this is a little beyond me.
Any help with being able to access the data off this HDD before i trash it would be GREATLY appreciated.
Many thanks guys