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Ok, first I guess you need to know I'm kinda a Linux newbie... I've been using my Satellite Pro 4300 to take notes at school, and we're just starting to ...
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    Laptops' HDD screwed itself over


    Ok, first I guess you need to know I'm kinda a Linux newbie... I've been using my Satellite Pro 4300 to take notes at school, and we're just starting to use them and I really need the files but my laptop has decided to screw itself over, and from what I can tell I need to reinstall the OS. At the moment it had FC3 installed, with all my precious files, but to even use the internet I have to use my Ubuntu livedisk. My desktop is running Ubuntu 5.10, and I need to know if there's a way to use my desktop to retrieve my files from my laptop without actually having to boot the laptop?

    Sorry, I know I rambled on a bit...

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    you could use a usb caddy & put your laptop hard drive in & connect it to your desktop & retrieve the files that way.(unless your desktop is using windows,then you will need additional softare)or, if you have a home network, you could use your livecd to transfer, via network, to your desktop

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    If you can boot your laptop using a livedisk you can network it with your desktop and copy files over. You need a network card in each, some Cat 5 cable, HDD space on your desktop and some patience

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney
    If you can boot your laptop using a livedisk you can network it with your desktop and copy files over. You need a network card in each, some Cat 5 cable, HDD space on your desktop and some patience

    I've got plenty of all of that. Thanks for the advice.

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