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    Thumbs down accessing xp hard drive on laptop using live Linux distro


    Total newbie here. I have a compzq xp laptop that seems to be dying. I can run live linux distros no problem (except for wireless, but that's another story). Is there any way to access the ntfs files on the hard drive and save them to a USB external drive?

    The machine will not boot windows, there are no rescue diskx and it sounds like the harddrive is on its last legs.


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    Linux User infoshirish's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Pune, India
    Well there are two options for you:-
    Boot your machine in Safe mode and take backup off all your partitions on windows itself Or If that is heavy too for your harddisk then you can boot in command only mode / DOS prompt. Take backup on your USB hard drive using copy command again on windows itself.

    You can download / install ntfs-3g software on linux Live OS. And mount your windows ntfs partintions. You can get it by googling on net.

    who |grep -i blonde |
    date; cd~; unzip; touch;
    strip; finger; mount; gasp;
    yes; uptime; umount;

    Newbie clicks

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