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Old 01-30-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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Could a live-cd make my computer crash?

Hi. I know that you should always back up data before installing a distro, but how about before running a ubuntu live-cd?

Should I back up first? Are the chances of a crash high?

Freezing is okay, but do I have a chance of my computer losing everything?
Old 01-30-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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chances are slim to none, unless you mount the hard drive and wipe things yourself.

the whole point of linux live cd's is to try them before you buy (no hard drive touching needed).
Old 01-30-2007, 05:21 PM   #3
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In my experience, I've never had a LiveCD hose my system just from running it. If you mount the drive or run a partitioner (like GParted) then you have a slightly higher probability of causing data loss. I've never had this happen though (unless I did it intentionally, anyway). I may have lost some data once when I tried mounting an already failed drive. But I had all my backups.

So I guess I would say you should always backup once a week, regardless. It's just good practice, even if you're not doing anything...
Old 01-31-2007, 04:11 AM   #4
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live cds shoudent damage any data on the HDD in any way, unless you tell them to

the live CD itself can crash (and In my experiance does frequently (not as bad as windows but still more tahn i would expect from linux)

but rebooting solves this
Old 01-31-2007, 06:14 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by bitva
chances are slim to none, unless you mount the hard drive and wipe things yourself.

the whole point of linux live cd's is to try them before you buy (no hard drive touching needed).

Your signature is offending and ridiculous (I'm happy this disney money-masquarade shit is dying).

Grow a bit kid.


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