[SOLVED] Rescue Windows Files With Knoppix?
Good day. Recently, some sort of evil trojans got on my PC and infected it to the point that the operating system no longer boots appropriately. (Curse you Hector -Black Screen after the Compaq logo... *Sigh). Unfortanatly, before I reformat the hard drive, I have several important files that I Need to recover. Which is why I took to google and ended up finding out how Knoppix is a fabulous canidate for the job.
So, I took a CD from my friend that was burned some time ago with Knoppix 5.01, and booted it up. Everything loaded fine, no problem there. But when I decided to try to mount my hard drive, I got this error message:
Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
The device /dev/sda1, is mounted.
Forced to continue.
Couldn't mount device '/dev/sda1' : Operation not supported
Windows did not shut down properly. Try to mount volume in windows, shut down and try again.
Well, silly little computer, I cannot get on my windows without reformatting my drive - which would kinda' defeat the purpose of me trying to access data from my C:\ drive, don't ya think? (By the way, the error message was correct, windows did not shut down appropriatly, it turned off after I caught a glimpse of some rogue security software opened across my desktop)
I then went to the command console - or whatever the proper name for it is - and typed in: "sudo mount.ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/ -o force" to see if that would turn my luck, but sadly it did not. (*Tear)
So, being the know-nothing-about-linux newbie (Seriously, I know very little about these branches of zesty OS') that I am, I thought it would be nice to go to these spectacular forums and ask for help. So, any ideas? Come on... I'll give you a cookie...