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Old 01-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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I recommend:
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

Great for recovery whether NTFS or other filesystem.

Code:
blkid
fdisk -l
ntfs-3g /dev/sdX /mnt/tmp
The first two commands help you find what partition you want to mount by listing them, and then you put the '/dev/sdX' in the third command.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #17
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Hi,

I will add to what 'H' has stated: do a 'man ntfs-3g', 'man ntfs-3g.probe' to understand their usage. Most modern Gnu/Linux do support NTFS & ntfs-3g.

Instead of arbitrarily digging around the system, why not use the Rute Tutorial & Exposition link I gave you before. That tutorial will open things to understanding & enlighten you.

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We Know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."- Samuel Johnson
 
Old 01-26-2012, 10:30 PM   #18
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arrrggghhh

It's 4:19am I did a really long reply and then closed my browser without posting!!!!!

well I am too tired to write it all again now but have a couple of questions that I hope you will answer and I will do the long post tomorrow

Microcore does not have ntfs-3g built in (I think)
I did blkid / fdisk -l so I can see drives and partitions OK
I even have learnt the I should call ntfs-3g a module and use modprobe to install it at the CLI (again I think I know)

But I still do not know where or what to put on the pendrive is ntfs-3g really ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2012.1.15 and just need renaming?
As /lib/modules/ is created at runtime I don't even know where I should put the file once I locate / rename it.

Ah well, I am off to bed kids and wife up in 2-3 hours

Thanks Pete


OK here is the update to the original post above. but first thanks to OneBuck and H

To OneBuck:
The reason I have not read the tutorial you linked to is simple the size of it!!! I have a lift/2 kids/wife also I find it much easier, as I think most people do, to learn as I go along so it sinks in my old brain.

To H:
If i had been pointed to sysresccd originally I think I would have simply used it and gone away, but luckily I didn't and now I feel drawn to Linux and want to learn more, I want to make my own install of Linux as it makes me feel just like the early days of the spectrum so any help with my above questions would be much appreciated.

And thanks to anyone else who feels like helping.

Pete

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #19
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It's 4:19am I did a really long reply and then closed my browser without posting!!!!!

well I am too tired to write it all again now but have a couple of questions that I hope you will answer and I will do the long post tomorrow
Sometimes it is best to use a editor to cut &paste a reply. That way you will have the reply within the editor. I do it this way all the time with long replies.
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OK here is the update to the original post above. but first thanks to OneBuck and H
Your Welcome!
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Originally Posted by PeterBotes View Post
To OneBuck:
The reason I have not read the tutorial you linked to is simple the size of it!!! I have a lift/2 kids/wife also I find it much easier, as I think most people do, to learn as I go along so it sinks in my old brain.
<snip>

And thanks to anyone else who feels like helping.

Pete
Been there done that. Spend those long hours on a organized session so that time is well spent. Experimentation should be based on solid technical knowledge so you can enhance or extend the knowledge and understanding.

Rute is long but very useful to someone starting out so as to have a organized review or sample for functionality of actually doing things. Sure you can just jump in but you will waste more time experimenting and fumbling through a session on your own. Enthusiastic desires should be used wisely so the time is productive thus reinforcing the desire. I know from experience that burning the candle at both ends can be trying. Very rewarding when successful!

Look at
Tutorials section of Slackware®-Links for other useful tutorials.

Great applicable quotes;

Theory is when you know all and nothing works. Practice is when all works and nobody knows why. In this case we have put together theory and practice: nothing works... and nobody knows why!” - Albert Einstein


But: "No man ever yet became great by imitation." -Samuel Johnson


HTH!
 
Old 01-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #20
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I'm surprised I didn't see any reference to Puppy Linux, DSL or even Zool.
Anyways, I remember when I first tried to use the command line I felt like an idiot, dir, cls and all the like didn't work and there was no AUTOEXEC.BAT

Anyways, I'd just try to mount your partition and see if the ntfs-3g is there already. I know for sure it's in Puppy Linux, but if you want to use your distro and you don't have it, I think the common way of installing things applies...

Download the source code, run

./configure && make && make install

but then you'll have to deal with all the dependencies. I think you will need Fuse, for example, and of course gcc and all its friends to compile source code.
Imo, especially if you're new and you have kids and wife, go for a distro that packages at least the modules to read the various filesystems.

Last edited by King_DuckZ; 01-27-2012 at 12:47 PM.
 
  


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