Tag Archives: NTFS

What should I use to replace KNOPPIX 5.1.1 as my Linux-based bootable repair CD?

I repair Windows machines often with KNOPPIX; it’s the easiest way for me to get a clean OS running so I can blow away viruses. However, KNOPPIX 5.1.1 shows its age, as it failed to work on a computer I recently went to service due to the computer being “too new.” KNOPPIX 5.2 is a DVD-only release and so is not particularly useful to me. I’m also looking for a USB-based self-contained Linux. The problem is that the number of choices are staggering: SLAX, DSL, MEPIS…it’s hard to pick one. I’d be primarily using it for command-prompt-based repairs on Windows machines, but I’d need X11 and a browser like Firefox available as well. Having ntfsprogs and ntfs-3g are crucial, and having the “dd_rescue” command would be a very good thing as well. Failing all this, having a guide to rolling my own would be a nice thing to have. I’ll be booting this on anything from a Pentium II to a brand new Core 2 Duo, so a RECENT kernel and drivers is fairly vital.

So, what “live” distros should I check out in my search? And please don’t say “Ubuntu.” It’s the worst Linux distro I’ve ever seen in my life, and horribly slow on top of all that.

Is there a Linux Live CD that can run a defrag on NTFS partitions?

Is there a Linux Live CD that can run a defrag on NTFS partitions? I would like to be able to boot into a Linux graphical environment and run diagnostics on Windows NTFS partition, particularly defrag and chkdsk. I know there is BartPE to create a bootable XP CD but I would prefer a Linux disk. Thanks

Troubleshooting a hard drive. Keywords: XP, repair, Symantec, drive letter, shutdown, NTFS, live CD.?

I tried to troubleshoot a Dell computer with the Windows XP media center edition. Windows appears to be starting up, but it reaches the welcome screen and stays there. I tried booting from a Symantec recovery disc from a Norton Systemworks Premier package in hopes of restoring the most recent settings, but the software couldn’t see the hard drive. I tried to repair the installation with a Windows XP OS CD, but it didn’t seem to see the hard drive, either. I thought I could at least leave an Ubuntu Linux live CD so the owner could access the Internet, and after it loaded, it could see the hard drive. I tried to click on the main partition, and the following error message was displayed:

Cannot mount volume.
Unable to mount the volume.
$LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0,0) Failed to mount ‘/dev/sda2’: Operation not supported Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use.

There was more, but I’m running out of space. Is there any way to get back into Windows as it was?

How to install linux operating system in Windows xp?

I have windows XP SP2 installed in NTFS .When I try to install Linux it shows unable to find hard disk.Even if I repartion the harddisk in FAT.It is unable to detect hard disk.But live CD versions of linux like slax,dynebolic are running well.What I have to do?

Thank you…

How can I erase all data from my Hard Disk???

I have heared that formatting reduces the life of harddisk. Let us suppose I have a virus on my harddisk or my windows is curropted. I want to erase all data from my harddisk including hiddden folder and files like System Volume Information without formatting it. So that I can install windows what should I do? I have NTFS volume. Do u know any live CD linux which supports NTFS filesysystem? I think it will help me to erase data from my HDD.