need help completing this
Recently in my tinkering adventures I decided to see if I could come up with outside the box security measures for my computer. What I want to do is get linux to boot from usb (done), disable boot from HDD (done), and still be able to read and save to my HDD (not done).
the last part is what i need help with. the OS i have installed on my HDD is windows xp. i understand i wont be able to access any of the windows-native files but i would still like to get at my pdfs, pictures, and music.
will a linux OS be able to get to the files saved with windows or will i need a program to read from it? also does the distro matter? if i can get away using puppy or DSL i can use my smaller USB stick.