Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
back up data


I have already posted a thread regarding my OS crash. I am unable to boot my linux OS and I want to back up my files and install a new OS. Is it possible to remove the hard disk and copy the data on a windows machine?
Old 03-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: belguim
Distribution: fedora, mandriva, suse
Posts: 148

Rep: Reputation: 15

depends on how you try to do this.

you can try using a linux livecd and copy the data on the partitions to a FAT32 or VFAT partition, thus making it readable for just about any os (incl. windows)

you will most likely never be able to read your linux partition with a windows system, so you will have to use linux for this anyway you look at it.

if you do not have a livecd just do a minimal install and copy the files to your fat partition (cp original target -R -v)
so if you want to copy /data to /fat you will have to do cp /data /fat
the recursive (-R) will copy all files in the subdirectory., the verbose will simply show you what he is doing.

be sure to check your copy command BEFORE you press enter, cuz he will simply copy everything that you ordered it to copy.


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
I screwup LVM Just want the data back DropSig Linux - General 0 11-28-2005 08:28 PM
get my data back after mdadm --create RicoCarmen Linux - General 1 10-23-2005 07:18 PM
starting to panic, hope i can get my data back santaliqueur Linux - Software 12 10-04-2005 10:46 PM
Can I back-up data from init3 rescue mode? d-kam Linux - Newbie 19 03-20-2005 02:38 PM
How to back up data onto a external HDD in RHL ?? sudhir Linux - General 8 09-26-2003 05:46 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.

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