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Old 11-25-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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Small Linux to browse folders


My current OS got corrupt. I cannot even start it. There are some Linux iso files present in the system, but I cannot access them. I need a bootable image to browse the files & folders to get the Linux iso image.

I would like to know if there is small Linux available which I can download just to retrieve the Linux image so that I can use that Linux image to do a fresh Linux install.

What are the options ? Does puppy Linux or any other Linux contains a built in file manager to browse files ?

Thanks
 
Old 11-25-2015, 10:36 PM   #2
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What are the options ? Does puppy Linux or any other Linux contains a built in file manager to browse files ?
Yes. Plus root access and pmount for mounting partitions via rox file manager.
If unfamiliar with rox file manager.

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/ROXfiler

You can drag a drop files using rox file manager to usb using Puppy. It is easy peasy.
 
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:37 AM   #3
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I have used MacPup and liked it, but as an alternative to puppy, I highly recommend the Rescatux/SuperGrub2 CD.
I think that is a tool that everyone should have in their toolbox. It does some amazing tricks, and has the LXDE desktop with the PacmanFM file manager which will do what you need.
It is a 389.5 MB download.
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/

It will even load those .iso files you have from the hard drive.
Boot the computer with the Rescatux CD. When Rescatux starts you will get a menu to start Rescatux or SuperGrub2.
Chose Rescatux. That will give you the LXDE desktop (with the Rescatux program open, but you can close that).
Use the file manager to create a directory named /boot-isos on your hard drive, and move your .iso files into that folder.
Then reboot the Rescatux CD and this time chose the SuperGrub2 option from the menu. After chosing SuperGrub2, the next menu will give the options of booting any installed operating system on your computer ("Detect any Operating System") or any loop mountable iso files ("Detect loop bootable ISO's"). When you chose the "Detect loop bootable ISO's" menu item, the program will search all of your drives and partitions for the /boot-isos folder and create a menu for you that will allow you to boot any one of those .iso files. It will be a slow process to search your drives and create that menu, so be patient and let it complete.
They will run just as if you burned them to a DVD and booted it.
WARNING: if you boot a .iso for a distro like Linux Mint 17.2, for example, you can use that in the ordinary way to install Mint to the hard drive, but you cannot install Mint to the partition where the /boot-isos folder is, because that partition is mounted. You can't unmount it because that is where your operating system is (the Mint .iso)
So you have to create the /boot-isos folder on a partition where you do not want to install the OS. (It can be on a USB flash drive.)

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Old 11-26-2015, 10:43 AM   #4
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My current OS got corrupt. I cannot even start it. There are some Linux iso files present in the system, but I cannot access them. I need a bootable image to browse the files & folders to get the Linux iso image.

I would like to know if there is small Linux available which I can download just to retrieve the Linux image so that I can use that Linux image to do a fresh Linux install.

What are the options ? Does puppy Linux or any other Linux contains a built in file manager to browse files ?

Thanks
Puppy.

Any liveCD should be able to allow you to browse the localhost for an .iso and burn it.
I guess I don't understand the question.
Can't blame lack of caffeine either as I've had plenty.

Last edited by Habitual; 11-26-2015 at 10:44 AM.
 
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:10 PM   #5
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Any small Linux will do. If you want something that fits onto a CD, there's AntiX, Bodhi, Exe, Puppy, Salix, Semplice, Slax, Vector, and WattOS! But I'd suggest you get this
http://www.sysresccd.org/
It's the ultimate problem solver and I'd never be without it.
 
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