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Old 08-01-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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what is the best live cd to work on a badly infected XP system ?


what is the best live cd to work on a badly infected XP system ?
I need to do some serous work on a badly messed up XP system .
the live CD is just to recover data
with out the XP system disks there may be no way to fix it
so this may end up a slackware computer
 
Old 08-01-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Maybe Damn Small Linux, or puppy linux. I've just tried DSL.
 
Old 08-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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I need one that can read the NT file system so it needs to have a fairly new kernel
as I remember the whole DSL distro is smaller than a fairly new kernel
the computer I need to work on is 3 years old so just about any live cd that can read the NT file system will work
 
Old 08-02-2009, 02:19 AM   #4
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Take a look at
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.ph...=1&front_id=12
 
Old 08-02-2009, 05:17 AM   #5
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Have you considered BartPE, a Windows XP live CD?
 
Old 08-02-2009, 05:30 AM   #6
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Almost all of the Live distro's should have NTFS support.
Pick one you are familiar with.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 10:45 AM   #7
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I've done similar backup/repair jobs using Ubuntu 8.04 for recovering files, then BartPE with portable tools on a flash disk for repairing.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #8
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There are a number of linux live systems that you don't
even need to install on a cd
you can run them from a usb stick
I suggest you check out these (you can have all of them in the same stick):

slax
RIPlinux (RecoveryIsPossible)
partedmagic

slax is based on slackware and is very easy to configure
RIPlinux has a wealth of recovery tools
partedmagic has among other tools gparted

http://www.slax.org/
http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-r...looplinux/rip/
http://partedmagic.com/

I have all of these on a 4GB usb stick plus
grml (a debian type mainly console)
http://grml.org/
 
  


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