I first found dsl when I needed a way to recover a friend's unbootable laptop, with lots of valued pictures on it. I found and used the live CD, using it in RAM, and with it found the 'lost' pictures and got them onto a stick.
Marvelous !! And thank you John !!!
I am trying to use it again now for the same thing with another unbootable laptop. This was with dsl-4.4.10 .
As you will know, the desk top in dsl-4.4.10 starts with five icons on it, top left hand corner, and the second one down is a brown folder marked ' Apps/ '.
Double left click on that brings up a box filled with icons ( Apps --- dfm:~/.dfmdesk/Apps/ ) . This is the only way I have found to get to this particular view of these Apps
In this box, on the bottom line of the icons, is a red folder marked simply ' / ' , and it has a 'shortcut' symbol next to it. (This folder not to be confused with the other red folder, on the second line, marked ' System/ '.)
Double clicking on this red folder marked ' / ' opens a window labled ' / -s- dfm:/ ' , which has what I would describe as a 'tree' in it, of all the folders and sub-folders on the computer.
This is invaluable
for what I am trying to do, and such a simple and easy way to find the 'lost' bits, pictures etc., that can then be transfered onto a stick.
However(!), I cannot find this on dsl-4.11.rc2-syslinux.... ...those icons are not on the new desk top, and I can find no other way of finding ' / -s- dfm:/ ' . ( As I said, in dsl-4.4.10 I have only ever found the one way: bringing up ' Apps ' by left or right click, for example, still did not bring me to the 'red' folder ' / ', nor any other way of finding the tree view of ' / -s- dfm:/ ' . )
So that is what I am after, that simple 'tree' 'folders' way of looking into all that is on a computer !!
I'd be much obliged, TIA,
One more thing : If I am not able to mount the hard drive of the laptop that I am looking at (opperating it with a dsl live CD in RAM) is it most likely that it is because the hard drive is boken and US ....? I can mount the CD itself, I can mount a memory stick, but apparently not the hard drive....