[Coco] Drive freezing / data reovery (WAS: Re: Need to know
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Sun Aug 5 04:19:15 EDT 2007
wdg3rd at comcast.net wrote:
> From: "Briza" <bpa65117 at bigpond.net.au>
>> 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.
> I'm running a bit behind, and don't know if anyone has brought this
> up. If the XP drives are formatted as vfat/dos32, there is no
> problem. But Linux writing to NTFS is still under no warranty and it
> can trash the data on the disk.
I think if he's using a newer (since February) release, he shouldn't
have too much trouble, as it might just have ntfs-3g, which went stable
around that time. I guess the big thing is to make sure that ntfs-3g is
being used before starting the procedure. Of course, if he's concerned
about it, then he could setup a ~5 gig FAT32 partition to transfer the
CoCo archive to.
> I'd recommend using something other
> than your new OS disk as the destination. Since you'll be booting
> from CD, use an old pre-XP Windows/DOS HD in that spot, then
> rearrange the jumpers after to copy from there to the new XP drive.
> Braces, belt, duct tape and thumbtacks. Use every tool to avoid
> losing data. No need to freeze anything even though I know it's the
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> wdg3rd at comcast.net
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