Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2007, 09:40 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2007
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question What distro and application do I use

What Distro and applications do I need to recognise, partition, and format a hard drive?
I am totally new in Linux and need to recover hard drives that are not recoverable in Dos or Windows.
Old 06-21-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Austria
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.10
Posts: 1,142

Rep: Reputation: 49
knoppix std

You don't want to install linux, right? You just want to use it to recover.
This is a live cd that has all the tools you should need. Running chkdsk from the win install cd did not fix it, right?

Last edited by oskar; 06-21-2007 at 10:41 AM.
Old 06-21-2007, 10:44 AM   #3
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Debian Sid / Kubuntu
Posts: 170

Rep: Reputation: 30
I would say the sysrescuecd ( )
but as you say you are new to Linux, do you know how to mount a drive via the shell? as many Linux rescue packages are ran via the shell and not very GUI friendly.

That said, it seems you do not want to rescue the data, so the gparted livecd will be totally fine for you and it is full of GUI goodness (also included on the cd I mentioned earlier).


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
send signal to privileged application from unprivileged application aral Programming 5 10-27-2006 12:34 PM
Installation of application with distro... lonecrow Linux - Newbie 5 09-25-2006 05:27 PM
Move application from one distro to another kvalvik Linux - Software 2 07-08-2005 06:45 PM
help pick a distro for this application ... kthiessen Linux - General 1 09-21-2004 04:32 PM
how i migrate windows application to Linux base application vandarakalpesh Linux - Software 0 06-26-2004 03:34 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration