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Old 06-13-2006, 06:33 AM   #1
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Making a Restore Kit - Best Live CD to Use?


I'm making a restore kit for Vista users (yeah.. with linux of all things.. lmao)..

It's basically going to be one single tiny bash script that does a couple of things - catch: I'm going to need to compile it with Captive-NTFS so I can actually write to the Vista partition.

Can anyone give me advice as to:
1) Best (aka tiniest, fastest, most reliable) Live CD to mod into this? Do I have to make my own seeing as all I want is a bash prompt, nothing more?
2) Best way to go about getting Captive-NTFS integrated into the Live CD *without* requiring the end user to do anything?

Many thanks LQ Experts!
-CG
 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:07 AM   #2
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I would say it depends on exactly what you want to do, but take a look at:

RIP
mkcdrec
System Rescue CD

I've used System Rescue CD & RIP to create & restore images of NTFS partitions.

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Old 06-13-2006, 07:22 AM   #3
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Well, it would copy files from one directory on the NTFS partition to another directory.
It would delete some files, rename some things, and then reboot
 
Old 06-14-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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In that case, RIP should do what you need. There is a version without X, which is about 33MB, leaving plenty of space for anything else you need.

From the README:

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The 'ntfsmount' program will enable you to write to a Windows NTFS filesystem.

# ntfsmount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win "Mount NTFS partition read-write!"
# ntfsmount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win -o ro "Mount NTFS partition read-only!"
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