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atulsingh001, a live cd is only an operating system installed on a cdrom, or dvd, instead of the usual hard disk drive.
It has almost all the functionalities of a real operating system, but you can use it without modifying your hard disk.
This is the basic concept, said very simply, but to understand it well you have to make practice and read something about it (on the internet and forums you can find enough information).
Once you are familiar with the concept, you can read and write data on hard drives and partition like you would with an usb drive, there is even the possibility to write in ntfs with newer live distributions.
This is only a brief introduction, but you have to learn more depending on what you are interested to, or ask for something with a specific question, and i'm sure someone will help
You can mount any kind of filesystem natively in linux, with a live cd too, except for ntfs, for which you need special drivers in order to have write access to the disk.
I tried ntfs-3g, and it works fine, but I think it is not 100% secure yet, so it is better to use only if you have a real need.
There are also other solution for ntfs r/w support, but you can start searching for this, which many new distros have already installed.
Always remember to make backups of your important data before experimenting with this, and read some documentation until you get familiar with ntfs-3g.
thanks 3dMASTER but i want to know that can i access(r\w) hdd by any live cd?????????????????
and about mounting ntfs drives ....
To answer your question I have one live cd that will r/w ntfs files and two that do not and all three were released in the last two years. I suggest you download several live cds and use the one that you are comfortable with. There is only so much room on a cd and they all vary with their programs and drivers to fit in the space. Some live cds will work perfect on some sets while others need some tuning. What I am trying to say is one that reads ntfs files may have 'X', sound or not have a player or driver for certain video or sound. If you have a nice variety you can usually find one that will run without a lot of problems on a certain set.
Last edited by Larry Webb; 04-10-2008 at 11:30 AM.
Use the keywords "Live CD" in a Google search and hit the link called, "The LiveCD list", Look for one that tickles your fancy and comes with the "STABLE" ntfs-3g package.
Forensics CDs generally mount in read only mode by default to protect the "suspect drive" from contamination, you normally need to unmount the drive and re-mount using ntfs-3g for read/write access.
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Was it a live cd, or on an installed system? I ask this because you can not download the package to use on a live system... You will lose the installation every time you reboot the machine
If you use the version on a live cd, this should work good, otherwise they don't put in the distribution.
The first thing is to read documentation, i suggest you visit tnfs-3g official site, where they have basic explanation and troubleshooting,
If you can still not use it, you may post the errors you get, explain the steps you have done, and someone probably will be able to help you
I am noob here, but it is your lucky day I guess. I've been search all day today for fixing a file on the NTFS hard drive(windows xp.) I came accross Knoppix Live cd 5.1.1, I read some info on the net, and here what I found and was able to copy a file from floppy to ntfs drive. I used the cd version(not dvd) put in the cdrom tray and boot from it(on HP vl420 machine.) KDE came up and the list of hard drives show on desktop, just click on one by one to mount the drives, right click on the ntfs drive and select "Properties". This will open a little window. Select a "Device" tab. There is a checkbox labeled "Read Only". Make sure it is unchecked and click on "OK". After this, I thought I was on my way to click, click copy and paste but it did not. I still got the error of "not able to write". I searched some more and frustrated. I did right click on the ntfs drive again and it hit me like "duh"... there is "Change read/write mode", few lines above "Properties". I selected it, and a little window opened. "do you really want to change..... writable?" click on "Yes". That is it, you can copy and paste files like you do in windows(no commandat all). I hope this will help you for simple task, but anything about safety and security just like I said, I am noob to Linux, you are on your own . I was able to fix my issue so I thought I could share with you and others noob.