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Old 08-25-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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recovering data...


on ma pc which is a Acer G500 there is something wrong with the graphics card so nothing comes up on the monitor... but the rest of the system works fine... as i was able to log in as root and powerdown the computer with the "poweroff" command (did all this you could say in the dark... as the display does not work)

ma question is i've got some stuff on the harddisk which i would want to backup before sending the pc off to repairs... i've got slackware installed on a ext3 partition on the harddisk of the pc which has also got a BTC cdrw drive... as i know the directories in which the data are... is there a command which i could execute as root to get them files burned on to a CD-R...

i've also got a laptop off ma mate... is there anyway of me viewing and burning the files on to the cd burner on the laptop off ma pc...

thanks in advance...
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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Is the machine equipped with a network adapter?
If so you could probably grab stuff off it that way.


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Old 08-25-2004, 05:30 PM   #3
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yeah it is...

both the laptop and the PC have got network adapters...

thanks...
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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Thanks as in "Sweet, I know what to do!" or
"Thanks, where to from here?"?


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Old 08-25-2004, 06:24 PM   #5
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sorry... thanks as in please show me the way...
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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How good are you on the command-line? Is there
a telnet or ssh daemon running on your machine?


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Old 08-25-2004, 09:03 PM   #7
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Nevermind -- sorry.

Last edited by J.W.; 08-25-2004 at 09:05 PM.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 12:55 PM   #8
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i should say i am fairly competant in command line... cant be sure about the deamons...

actually the files i really need from the hard drive of the pc is around 10MB maximum... as it has a build in cdrw drive... any help on burning them from command mode to a CD-R would be sufficient...

but if there is a way accesing the harddrive of the pc through a laptop would really be the ideal solution...
 
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Well ... if there's an ftp daemon running you're well
off ... I wouldn't suggest to try and burn stuff blind,
there's too many possible problems when one can't
see where one is/what one does

What kind of network is the machine in question
attached to, does it automatically bring up the net-
workinterface on boot? You'll need to hook the laptop
up to the same segment with a similar setup (easy if you
are using DHCP). Then test whether sshd, a ftp or telnet
process are up and running, e.g. ssh <user>@<ip>.


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Old 08-26-2004, 05:39 PM   #10
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how would i find out if a desktop deamon is running or active as the laptop has now got slackware 10.0 installed exactly as it is on the pc...

i used to remember in around 1997 when ma people first bought a pc the the guy at the shop connected the pc with some cable to another pc which had a monitor and trasferred stuff... dont know how he did it... but if you know how this was done could you shed some light... coz in them days it was just Win95... cant be exactly sure but it could have been through the serial port...
 
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That was laplink, and they used the
parallel port to the best of my knowledge ... :)

Doesn't quite work that way with Linux, though.

Back to the question: is the box with the dead
graphics networked, and if yes, how.


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Old 08-27-2004, 03:20 PM   #12
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actually its not networked... but the pc with the dead graphics card does have an NIC card so does the laptop... and i have got a cable which can connet both computers through their individual NIC cards....

the PC with the dead graphics card has got Slackware 10 (ext3) and WinXP home on it
the laptop has got Slackware 10 (ext3) and Win98 installed on it...

please proceed with your explanation...

thanks in advance...
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:14 PM   #13
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Oh dear :)

Blind network setup.

Do you know whether Slack picked up the make
and model of the NIC?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:34 PM   #14
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well... i do not... but i do know the MAC address of the NIC on the PC... is that help full...
 
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You could try to google for the first 3 or 4 pairs
of digits and see whether it comes up with a
make and model ...
 
  


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