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Old 03-19-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation windows XP crashed ran Ubuntu live CD want to connect using samba with linux laptop


OK I need some dire help right now,
I had a funny thing happen to me today. I have a desktop at home which runs windows xp and it crashed on me. I have some very important files on that computer that I need to extract.

Whenever this happened in the past and I had windows xp on both my desktop and my laptop all I had to do was use the guide that can be found on this link:

http://jclark.org/weblog/Miscellany/Tech/ubrescue.html

Well now I have SUSE linux 9.3 on my laptop, and I need to know how I can connect to my desktop after I follow the guide I mentioned (which would be running the Ubuntu live CD) and take out my files using SAMBA.


Just to let you know I already tried the Ubuntu live CD on the desktop and it boots up and works fine.

I also have a Knoppix 4.0 CD in case anyone know how to do it that way.

If there is a simpler way please let me know

those files in there are crucial to my job.

Windows just sucks!!!

Last edited by izquierdista; 03-19-2007 at 11:35 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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Hi
Do you have a USB pendrive?
That would be a lot easier. Just boot the live CD, mount the hard disk and copy the files to the pendrive. Or you could burn a CD, you have not only the CD Rom drive but also a CD burner. Knoppix comes with K3B.
That would be the easiest way, I guess.
Cheers, Tanja
 
Old 03-20-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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I have a small pendrive (only holds 128 mb) and I also have an external USB hard drive that holds 20GB.

I would like to use the external hard drive so that way I can extract as many files as possible.

How would I mount the USB HD and then make it so that I can take the files from the windows NTFS partition and transfer them to the external drive.

Also which live CD do I use Knoppix 4.0 or the UBuntu live CD that I have.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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I don't know enough about Ubuntu (only installed two days ago), so I can help you along with knoppix.
So, here are the steps after booting into knoppix:
1.) load the ntfs module:
Code:
/sbin/modprobe ntfs
so you can mount the Win drive.
2.) Mount the windows partition - Double click on the icon on KDE should do
3.) Mount the external HD and copy the files over.

Just in case, here are the commands to mount the drives manually from a root terminal:

First you have to find out what the drives are called; fdisk will tell you:
Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
The windows partition is probably /dev/hda1, the external HD something like /dev/sda1.
Create two directories under /mnt, e.g., /mnt/win and /mnt/usb
Mounting the windows partition:
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
And the external HD:
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
Hope this will help.
 
  


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