Originally Posted by afrco
I'm a newbie that likes to try to "DIY", but i'm close to giving up.
It's not linux that is giving you the problems, it's the ideology you are using, linux is not windows and this is the fundemental problem you are having.
My laptop running microsoft xp got a nasty virus.. so i'm trying to recover my files or add the missing microsoft files to get it up and running again.
So far I have downloaded morpheus, read 100's of posts and still have no clue what I'm doing. I did momentarily get a view of my files which looks accesible through one of the samples on morpheus.
I understand that I need to mount my hda1, but can't even figure out where to begin doing this.
Not completely familiar with morpheus, but IIRC it's based on Knoppix. If so, there should be some icons on your desktop and one named hda1, double click it and hda1 will be automounted and you can browse it.
Can someone give me a step to step dummy guide to doing one of the following.
The problem you'll find with any step by step guide that exists or someone will make for you is that it will have non-windows lingo and/or won't apply to your exact situation, but will have generalized info on how to do what you need to do without using the exact devices and such that you will have to use (since there is no way for us to know exactly what you'll encounter).
1. Grabbing a new winint.dll file (located on my external drive and I can connect through USB) and dropping in my windows system. Hopefully this will alow me to run windows xp and get me into repair the rest of my files.
2 How to mount hard drive and then copying my files from this HD to my external drive through my USB port.
And then I can start with a new install.
Thank for all that who help,
Mounting devices is as simple as choosing a mount point, lets pick /mnt/hda1 for your device and create the directory:
And then mount it:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
If it works, you'll get little to no feedback. Then you can copy and paste files, all assuming this is NOT an NTFS filesystem. If it is, you'll probably have an increasingly difficult time.
When you actually want to learn how to use Linux, we look forward to helping you!
Good luck with the recovery