[Coco] Drive freezing / data reovery (WAS: Re: Need to know
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Sat Aug 4 17:22:43 EDT 2007
Hex Star wrote:
> On 8/4/07, Briza <bpa65117 at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
>> Hi Manney.
>> My new Master drive is running WINXP. The same as my crahsed unit.
>> Manney I will be trying out your idea of having both HD drives hooked up.
>> and running Linux to access them. then I can transfer the coco archive onto
>> my new XP drive.
> This will work IF the new boot drive is not formatted in NTFS, if it is you
> will be able to get linux to mount it read/write but the results after that
> are unpredictable at this time. It is better if you make a FAT32 partition
> on the new boot drive for the files, ext2 would be a even better choice as
> that is fully supported by linux and there are fully featured drivers for
> Windows that allow you to mount and manipulate ext2 formatted partitions.
Sorry, once again, I have to disagree with you. You can mount NTFS with
read and write privs. in newer (and probably Knoppix [SP?]) distros. I'm
proof of that... Besides that, he's already said that he can see the
wanted files on his old HDD through Linux.
> You can do the above via gparted in linux which is a free non destructive
> partitioning tool in linux (e.g. you can resize existing partitions and add
> another without loosing any data in existing partitions). An alternative to
> gparted if you for some reason don't feel like trusting a linux partition
> tool is a Windows based 3rd party utility such as Partition Magic but that's
> not free...
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