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Old 08-29-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Windows Registry Extraction fom Linux.


is there any way I can extract the registry from my WinXP partition (currently not working) from within Linux?

What I basically want to do is get the registry file from the broken Windows Partition, save it to another partition, re-format and re-install the WinXP partition, then reinstall the registry file from the other partition.

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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i think you can use the ' mount' command like:

mount -t vfat /dev.hd?? /'mountpoint'......

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:18 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by egag
i think you can use the ' mount' command like:

mount -t vfat /dev.hd?? /'mountpoint'......

egag

hey

pl. could u specify how would that help in solving the problem here???????

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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you can mount the partitions under Linux and do the editing you want to do...
you need to know the FS-type ( maybe vfat ) and moun it.

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:31 PM   #5
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You need

ntfsprogs

use
man ntfsprogs

to check if it is already installed

You can download it
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/

use
fdisk -l

to have a look which device you have to mount

if it does not mount with
mount /devhdax /mnt/somename where x is the number found with fdisk -l

then you have to enable ntfs filesystem support in your kernel

Last edited by arno; 08-29-2004 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:33 PM   #6
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hey

how could u backup registry by just mounting ur windows partion
i do not think registry is just a file which u need to copy from the windows directory.....

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Old 08-29-2004, 12:38 PM   #7
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good one , i don't know.... from the Q i understood such....
( is this a windows forum? )

egag


EDIT anyway, whatever you're gonna do with the win-part's, you gotto mount them first...


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Old 08-29-2004, 01:09 PM   #8
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Urgh, I'll just bite the bullet and re-install the lot.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 01:34 PM   #9
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The registry is composed of several files. You can mount the NTFS partition and then copy the files but it could be a little complicated.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/registry
http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tutorials...d=17711&page=2

Just wondering if you have tried repairing via the recovery tools?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 02:46 PM   #10
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Yeah, the recovery tools didnt work. Neither did re-installing Windows XP.

Anyone whos still intrested can see the original thread here.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=223520
 
  


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