Originally Posted by debbiedeb1004
I'm trying to save documents from a crashed computer using knoppix5.1
i've recently read that the flashdrive i use to transfer theses files needs to be fat32 in order to work...I've already tried transfering files so i'm assuming the flashdrive is in the ntfs format.so what i need is info on how to convert my flashdrive from ntfs to fat32...if anyone can help...please do so! :]
It seems like you basically need to read data off of a M$ hard drive which is NTFS correct?
If so, why alter the Windows M$ filesystems at all?
What I would recommend doing is downloading and burning a Simply Mepis live CD. Mepis is an excellent distro that makes a great rescue tool as a CD and usually installs on Desktops easily. Mepis is known for being compatible with hardware.
The rescue CD can read and write NTFS files by default. Log in as root on the CD. The password is also root.
Download it here and burn it as an ISO9660 to make it bootable.
Of course, contribute whatever you can to Mepis. Just one person maintains the entire distribution. Mepis is, however, totally free.