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    a question on linux file access permissions


    Will my root partition all accessible if I boot the pc with a live linux dist?

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    You have to mount root partition using mount command.
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    So it wont be locked folder outside my current linux installation right?
    I would try and see what happens but my cd driver is broken ,so I'm asking you.

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    Its easy to mount any partition through LiveCD and you will have full access to that partition.
    Btw, why do you want to mount / partition? Have you forget root password or what?
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    I think he's just asking how secure the file system is.

    You can access (almost) anything with a linux livecd. If you want to forbid the access to the contents of a given partition you should be looking into encryption. In linux it can be implemented at filesystem level, so you don't need to go encrypting and decrypting files all around.

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