i have quite a lot of questions and lack even time to ask them all now - i'll truely become an active visitor... but to begin with; my story:
wednesday evening it seemed like my w98se-os was infecting with both virus, trojan and spyware that were not discovered at my routine check done every night. the next morning the complete system was a mess. after fixing the most things windows did start again but collapsed right after logging on.
i am in big stress and cannot afford the time to fix it. i don't either have the installation disks here due to moving from germany to norway and leaving those things behind... (stupid enough).
so i decided to try out linux, what i always wanted to do - but lacking time for the necessary experimenting i simply didn't do it before.
now i run lycoris 1.4 evaluation version. installing it, the system did'nt option any installation on formated c: and decided to reformat d: with all my - particularly important and particularly unbackuped - data. when the installation was done i did another one, this time the option of saving the data on c:, the system-harddisk, was possible.
now i see only 2.9gb of disk space, which is c:, the rest of my harddisk is not even shown on lycoris desktop! (just the cd drive) there is a file called "lost&found" which i have no admission (!) to open. running knoppix i see the same content on both drives - under ms-dos / windows i had a system- (c:\) and a data- (d:\) partition.
my question is: is it possible to regain the lost data? and after that, how will i be able to see the rest of my 40gb harddisk?? i have quite few data now ....
... but after all there'll be new information that needs to be saved.
today i downloaded corel photo paint 9 from desktopos.com. unfortunately, the extraction didn't work. i have no idea if this is due to a mount-problem or something else. i closed the downloaded compressed file before - and don't find it again! is there a folder similar to "temporary internet files"? how do i open the download manager if not by downloading something? the website itself doesn't work right now and the program is very necessary for my way of using a pc.
what i really need, too, is a program able to resize, sharpen and color-adjust pictures and creating websites with them - without me doing anything than adjusting the preferences. i used to use "graphics works shop" from canadian alchemy soft additionally to corel.
apart from that i'd like to try out suse 9.0, college and mandrake, too, which i downloaded at the same time as lycoris. i am very interested in learning more about linux!
with best regards