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Old 12-11-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
buddamonk
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Exclamation accessing a windows harddrive with DSL


i have a windows 98 laptop that crashes everytime it loads windows (no suprise) it has to do with some spyware the keeps crashing explorer.exe...... anyway i need to get some files off the harddrive, so im booting from my DSL cd. how can i access the windows files on the hard drive? i tried, mount /mnt/hda1 and it seems to work but all i can see is the files on the c: drive no directories and if i try to cd to a dir that i know is there its says its not a file or a directory. whats the deal im i doing something wrong? should i be going about it a diffrent way? i can boot into MSDOS and see all the directories and files.

can anybody help? i would appreciate it!!

thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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buddamonk; source code different in oses never the twian shall meet! only way is dual-boot! another way is cd disk copy or floppy & install in linux if compatible. am dual-booting mdk8.1 & w98 satisfied with no problems, but i do not want any of w in my linux. have downloaded linux into w(download-mydocuments) they work some what ok,
but not expecting to do anything with them except for references.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 05:01 PM   #3
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yeah i kind of figured that but i was hoping i could do it with out dual booting.

thanks for your help though.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 05:49 PM   #4
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buddamonk; suggested advice: do a bit
more reading some of how to,s b4 attempting to do,change or install anything 1st. and your welcome any all
times. that is the nature of linux users
here to help when possible!
 
Old 12-11-2004, 06:24 PM   #5
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Have you tried using the KDE devices kioslave in the regular knoppix cd (It may also be there in DSL, I'm not sure)? It usually works out well for me whenever I test it.
Also it could be a filesystem problem.

Please post content of your autodetected "/etc/fstab" in DSL.
Also are there any wierd lines in "/var/log/messages" like "kernel write error" or whatever?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 06:27 PM   #6
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Originally posted by hari_seldon99
Have you tried using the KDE devices kioslave in the regular knoppix cd (It may also be there in DSL, I'm not sure)? It usually works out well for me whenever I test it.
Also it could be a filesystem problem.

Oh! I forgot. The KDE devices kioslave is the "devices:/" protocol in the KDE File Manager. Try to boot knoppix &, once KDE has loaded, click on the desktop icon corresponding to ur windows partition, if you can access the files properly, then good. Else post /etc/fstab & tail (last few lines or so) of /var/log/messages
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:18 AM   #7
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hari thanks for your response i couldnt seem to find kioslave in DSL so im burning knoppix right now
i looked in "/var/log/messages" and didnt notice any weird messages...

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Originally posted by hari_seldon99
Please post content of your autodetected "/etc/fstab" in DSL.
Also are there any wierd lines in "/var/log/messages" like "kernel write error" or whatever?
heres the contents of fstab from DSL:

/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/pts /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/auto/floppy auto user,noauto,exec,umask=000 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/auto/cdrom auto user,noauto,exec,ro 0 0
# Added by KNOPPIX
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000,uid=1001,gid=500 0 0
# Added by KNOPPIX
/dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000,uid=1001,gid=500 0 0

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Originally posted by hari_seldon99
Have you tried using the KDE devices kioslave in the regular knoppix cd (It may also be there in DSL, I'm not sure)? It usually works out well for me whenever I test it.
Also it could be a filesystem problem.
im going to try this now ill let you know .

thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:54 AM   #8
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Originally posted by buddamonk




# Added by KNOPPIX
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000,uid=1001,gid=500 0 0

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If the kioslave doesn't work out, then:

Add "iocharset=iso8859-1" & "codepage=850" somewhere between "noauto" and "gid500" and do unmount/mount or "mount -o remount" on /dev/hda & then see...
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:51 AM   #9
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hari your the man!! and knoppix is the best!!! worked out great i used the samba server to copy the files
i needed to another machine on my network. and all is sweet!

i would have been nice if knoppix had an ftp? ( if it does i couldnt find it) but its a great tool.

thanks a millon for everyones help!!!
 
Old 12-12-2004, 03:55 AM   #10
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Originally posted by buddamonk
hari your the man!! and knoppix is the best!!! worked out great i used the samba server to copy the files
i needed to another machine on my network. and all is sweet!

i would have been nice if knoppix had an ftp? ( if it does i couldnt find it) but its a great tool.

thanks a millon for everyones help!!!
hari, sorry didnt see your last post, no kioslave worked great could see all the files and directories right off the bat
and the samba server worked out great!

again thanks for all your help!
 
Old 12-12-2004, 04:06 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by buddamonk
hari, sorry didnt see your last post, no kioslave worked great could see all the files and directories right off the bat
and the samba server worked out great!

again thanks for all your help!

Surprising that you couldn't start up the ftp server in knoppix. Were you using the 3.6 version. ftp usually works perfectly in mine whenever I boot into it... Just click on "start ftp server" in the configure icon on the kicker panel, or run /etc/init.d/ftpd start from a shell & it should work.

Anyhow, good to hear you got all your files. This sort of recovery is what knoppix was primarily designed to do
 
Old 12-12-2004, 05:53 AM   #12
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i was using ver 3.7 and i didnt see any start ftp in the configure menu but that is where i started samba.
 
Old 12-12-2004, 06:17 AM   #13
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Moral of story, always keep a full knoppix CD handy. DSL is just too "Damn Small" sometimes.


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Old 12-13-2004, 01:39 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by hari_seldon99
Moral of story, always keep a full knoppix CD handy.
I will second this advice. I've got a Knoppix CD in my laptop bag, on my desk at home, and in my file cabinet at the office. Truly an awesome distro -- J.W.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 01:46 AM   #15
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Knoppix is great, no doubt. However DSL CAN do this too. You should use the GUI file manager on it. If you do not like this add the Rox File manager to you DSL CD. If you write the ISO - try the latest 0.9.1 - and keep it in a CDRW, you can keep adding files and programs to it! You can quite easily make a CD of your configuration, with the tools you like.

Damn Small is a damn revolution in the making........
Know it and be with it!
 
  


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