[Lvlug] Recovery of files from HD
russ.barrows at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 15:22:04 EST 2005
On 12/20/05, Dann S. Washko <dann at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> Russ wrote:
> > I know this isn't a Windows site but I need help to try to extract
> > files from a hard drive from a friend's crashed Windows system.
> First, will the system boot knoppix and function as expected when there
> is no hard drive in there?
No. I just tried it. I turned the PC off, checked all the wires and
connections, it's still the same. This is what it says now...
Welcome to the KNOPPIX live Linux-on-CD!
Scanning for USB/Firewire devices... Done.
Enabling DMA acceleration for: hdd [LITE-ON LTR-40125S]
Accessing KNOPPIX CDROM at /dev/scd0.../modules/cloop.o init_module:
Hint: ismod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry.
Dropping you to a (very limited) shell.
Press reset button to quit.
Additional builtin commands available:
cat mount unmount
insmod rmmod lsmod
Plugged in old HD. Everything comes up fine. I know now what was
running on the PC before I put it aside. It was Smoothwall Express.
I have put my friends HD back in the machine. It's getting much
further than the last time but has many, many errors...
cloop: error -5 uncompressing block......
cloop: Read error at pos 469635072in file /cdrom/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX,
27811 bytes lost
Final error with this try is....
Error: no suitable X-Server found for your card
Kernel panic didn't accur this time.
> Is the kernel panic happening during your or
> after you attempt to mount the hard drive? Are you sure the problem is
> not with the system or the media?
I'm not sure. Boot to the HD is fine. Boot from CD is problematic.
CD-ROM is doing lots of thrashing.
> When you say old system, perhaps you might be better suited to using
> Damn Small Linux, the footprint is much smaller.
I'll download the DSL iso.
> Barring that, I
> suggest you get some experience at the command line for doing tasks like
> this as booting knoppix to run level 2 is not only faster, less resource
> intensive, but probably more informative and less prone to error.
> knoppix single
> knoppix26 single
> > I don't know what other information you might need to assist. Advice
> > is welcome. Please keep in mind that I'm somewhat of a newbie when it
> > comes to Linux.
> > --
> > Russ
> What format is the partition you are trying to mount?
Partition is NTFS.
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