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Old 10-15-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Need to recover data from XP crash


MY XP computer crashed and I can't boot into it. I called tech support and they said my only option, because of the type of problem, was a system restore and I would lose everything. I have an old copy of knoppix and can see the data no problem.

I want to know if any CD based distros support USB 2.0 or firewire so I can copy to my external hard drive. I have about 20gigs of data I want to copy.

I downloaded the newest version of knoppix to see if that might work. It is 699MB and nero says it won't fit on my 700MB cd.

What are my other options? If you know of another distro, please include the link.

Thanks,
Travis
 
Old 10-15-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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Enable overburning in the advanced options of Nero, and you should be able to burn Knoppix no problem. Alternately, Overclockix is a custom version of Knoppix which also has the functionality you require, but it's a bit smaller so should fit on a CD easily.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks, that worked.

Now I can see my hard drive, hda1, and extrernal drive, sdb1. However, I can't drag and drop the files. I get an error message, "Cound not write to /mnt/sdb1/074.jpg. " It does that with all files and directories.

How do I copy to the external drive?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:03 PM   #4
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Ok, I figured it out. All I had to do was right click on the sdb1 folder and change read/write options. And now with the firewire it should be done in no time.
 
  


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