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Old 08-14-2006, 03:32 AM   #1
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using slax to access hdd contents


Hi all..can you use slax to boot your pc and access the contents of the hdd..using root of course..
I have encountered a scenario wherein my hdd failed to boot and I need to access my hdd.
thanks
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:37 AM   #2
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yes

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Old 08-14-2006, 03:49 AM   #3
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Hi dkstr..can u pls give me the steps and codes to do this?
thanks for your help
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:04 AM   #4
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1. Stick the CD in the Cdrom
2. Boot up the computer
3. mount the hard drive
4. access the files

Is this a Linux hard drive? are you familiar with Linux at all? I'm not trying to be insulting, I just don't really know what all your asking. If this is a Linux hard drive, and you don't know how to use Linux, then why are you trying to access someone elses files?

If however, you are just trying to use Linux to restore your own hard drive from another OS, and you are not familiar with Linux, let me know and I'll give you the quick and dirty on how to mount a hard drive in Linux.

regards,
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Old 08-14-2006, 04:14 AM   #5
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3. mount the hard drive
actually u dont neeed to mount the hard disk partitions it will automatically mount and also the devices are also most of the time same like /dev/hda /dev/sda ..

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using root of course..
in the first screen it is mentioned what to do for logg in as root

onece to logged in u need to type startx to get into kde and then u can c in ur desktop all the mounted partitions

many time slax helped me to resolve problems and it is too fast and convinient if u find any difficuly please post it, but first try
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:28 AM   #6
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Hello,,am new in linux.am trying to restore a linux hdd (ext3).
Am gonna try your suggestions.

thanks drkstr , rkrishna
 
Old 08-14-2006, 09:11 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by bicolano53
Hello,,am new in linux.am trying to restore a linux hdd (ext3).
Am gonna try your suggestions.

thanks drkstr , rkrishna
Hi,

You can use the slax cd or the slackware install cd to boot your disk. Or you could just boot the slax or slackware cd and do a mount of your hd then chroot to the system.

Edit: of course then you would do your maintenance on the system to correct the problem. Then just reboot your system!

Last edited by onebuck; 08-14-2006 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 09:14 PM   #8
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Hi All,,thanks for all the help..I got it right this time..
 
Old 08-19-2006, 12:23 PM   #9
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Hi All,,thanks for all the help..I got it right this time..
Hi,

Would you post what you did to get it right! That way the thread will be closed with the result that could help someone else at a later time.
 
  


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