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  1. #1

    retireving files from live linux boot cd


    hello,

    excuse me, i am a real newbie when it comes to this stuff, i don't even know if i am posting in the right forum, i wouldn't know..

    anyway, my uncle gave me this linux live cd that he said i can use if my windows ever messes up on me, and it did... turns out my copy of windows xp expired and it won't let me back in my account to access my files. anyway i was hoping this live cd could help me.

    i have no clue what i'm doing, and my uncle is gone out of town. ive been browsing around and can't seem to find my hard drive on the live cd.

    also, what program compatible w/ linux could i use to burn the files once i find them?

    someone please help me out!

    thanks

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    Hi aidan_2412,
    Welcome to the forums.
    You can use a LiveCD to recover files from your HD, I would recommend Knoppix for this job, but you may have something different. Which LiveCD do you have?
    Some LiveCD support ntfs right out of the box and some don't.

    Anyhoo, use k3b or gnome-toaster for creating CD's in Linux.
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    Hi and Welcome !

    In most of LiveCDs, one have to mount Partitions manually.
    Look for Terminal or Konsole in LiveCD's Menu and click on that. Terminal/Konsole window will pop up. Execute this
    Code:
    su
    fdisk -l
    Or
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    Post output here.
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    hey devils_casper.... i found "terminal" and put in that code, and it asks for a password

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    Hit Enter key.
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    "[centos@centos-live centos]$ sudo fdisk -l
    Password:
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ "

    this is all i get.

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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    You are using CentOS LiveCD.
    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l
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    it wont let me type the whole code in.. only the "su -"
    when i try and make a new line it asks for the password, then i click enter and it says "incorrect password"

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    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    According to CentOS wiki, root password of CentOS 5 LiveCD is 12qwaszx.
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    ok i got into the "root" thing, i still don't understand though... i need to get to my files

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