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Old 05-12-2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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windows restore


My Mom got a laptop recently. And we went to fix a problem(caused by the Fn key) we did a system restore /w backup. So we have the origanal windows dir and everything in a backup dir. I want to restor them back to gewt everything exactly how it was without having to download all the software all over again. One problem. The files in the windows folder are write protected. So I have to boot it in another OS then copy the backed up copy over the new copy(from the restore). I've tried using the restore prompt from the win xp cd, but it wouldn't work cause copy don't work with wildcards or subdirectories, and xcopy won't work on it. I would make a dos boot cd but dos doesn't recognize partitions larger than 2 Gb. Is it possable to put a copy of linux onto a CD and boot from there, or will it not fit?
 
Old 05-12-2006, 02:27 PM   #2
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There are lots of linux live CD's out there. The most known is Knoppix. Here's a guide for saving a Windows using Knoppix (it's a bit outdated, but should still work).
 
Old 05-12-2006, 07:01 PM   #3
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I've got it downloaded. but how do i burn an iso image to a cd(with all my computer experience i've never transfered a disk image b4)?
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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Sounds like you're working in Windows right now. If you've got Nero or similar on your machine, you can use that to burn a cd iso image. If you have a Linux machine it can be as simple as clicking right on the file and selecting "Write to Disk..." (at least in FC5 with KDE/Nautilus installed) or simply using K3B.

Some links for you:
Win:
http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm
http://trb.org/publications/burning_iso.html
K3B:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...s_in_Linux_K3B

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