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Old 04-04-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Slax Live CD Trouble


I am using a SLax Linux Live CD. It wont let me access my hard drive. The files are read only. I need to be able to edit files on my hard drive while using the live CD. Is there any way to do so?
 
Old 04-05-2006, 03:30 AM   #2
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C'mon, someone has to know....
 
Old 04-05-2006, 03:52 AM   #3
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Have you mounted the hard drive? Is it an NTFS file system?
 
Old 04-05-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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Yes, it is a NTFS file system. It usually runs windows but some og the files got messed up so i cant acces the hard drive unless i use the live CD.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #5
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I need to be able to edit files on my hard drive while using the live CD.
What kind of files are you trying to edit?
Have you tried this. I copy the files to a flash drive and then make the changes. Then I copy them back to the NTFS drive.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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Writing to NTFS using standard kernel capabilities (like those that come with Slax) can be tricky. There are limitations. And dangers.

What I would recommend is booting with Knoppix v4.02, not Slax, CD. Then use the "Captive NTFS" drivers that come with Knoppix to write to your drive. This will be safer and more functional. I like and use Slax. However, Knoppix comes with more stuff included (like the captive NTFS drivers) and that's why I'm recommending this distro for your task.

Check out some info on using Knoppix for your task (and many others) here: http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/ Appendix G talks about Captive NTFS
 
Old 04-05-2006, 03:34 PM   #7
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All I need to do on my hard drive is delete one file and rename another
 
Old 04-05-2006, 04:23 PM   #8
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All I need to do on my hard drive is delete one file and rename another
Writing to NTFS is writing to NTFS. It doesn't matter if you're just deleting one file and renaming another. You are writing to NTFS. The safest way to do this in Linux is with Captive NTFS. If you do not like that suggestion, then you can write NTFS from Windows. If your current Windows box won't boot because of your disc problems, I think you'll need to remove the drive, install it as a second drive on a different (bootable) Windows computer, and then write to it.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 04:31 PM   #9
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I tried installing the hard drive in another computer as a second drive, it is a laptop drive so it woulnt connect to another computer. As for Captive, how do I get it?
 
  


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