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Old 10-25-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
Hawkeye_uk
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Save apps + progs on hd using live cd


Hi folks, just downloaded the latest version of Slax Live cd. I currently use a pc with other users so fully installing a distro on to my hd is not an option for me hence the use of a bootable cd version. I just have a couple of questions. Im guessing the andswer to this is NO!!! Is linux compatible with NTSF (my computer runs Win XP ) assuiming not as i am running the os from the cd how do i install other packages and save files is there anyway to have access to my hd to do this or to burn them on to the cd in a kind of cd being a virtual hard disk type thingy???

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Old 10-25-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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linux has been able to flawlessly read from NTFS partitions for a long time, and i can allmost garantee that your slax cd will work with it.

however writing to NTFS is another story. i know KNOPPIX live cd has a tool to enable you to write, but not sure about slax.

never using slax before, id recommend knoppix, just because i know it works well
 
Old 10-25-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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I would also reccomend knoppix. with knoppix you can save settings and files on either a floppy (bad choice) or a USB Thumb Drive (good choice). My family and I had to use knoppix and a 64MB thumb Drive on a with a computer with a busted Hard Drivefor 3 months before we could afford to get a new computer. However if for some reason you can't I'm sure Slax has a similar feature. If you have some money you can buy the boxed version of MandrakeMove which does the same thing. Don't get the download version because it won't save settings to a usb drive.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:02 AM   #4
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however writing to NTFS is another story. i know KNOPPIX live cd has a tool to enable you to write
The tool is called captive
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:16 PM   #5
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Shhhh you didn't here this from me.

Last time I heard the legality of linux or any other operating system beside windows writing to an NTFS Partition was questionable.

It was also questionable for linux to write to a FAT filesystem but since FAT was created by IBM and not Microsoft, Microsoft has not persued any legal action because in turn it would get it from IBM.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 03:43 PM   #6
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Cheers for the help guys

Ive decided to take the plundge. I picked up a HD on the cheap and a copy of mandrake 10.1 so ill just set that up to dual boot with my windows system. no doubt ill be back when i cant get it to work

Hawkeye

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