Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: Dec. 06 2003,11:21
Ok, 1st I'm completly new to any linux product, last one I saw was like RH or something in like 98-99, no GUI's then.
Ok, long story, I'll try to be quick. My win2k notebook crased and I can't use anything I know to access the HD. the file winnt/sys32/config/system is missing or corrupt. I can't repair win, can't reinstall, I get messages to the effect my HD is toast.
So I boot to dos, run ntfsdos and I can see all my files, so I believe win install is lying to me.
So that leads to DSL. I finally remember about other OS's and thought, maybe, just maybe i can either A) boot to linux, write to the ntfs drive fixing the corrupt file and maybe have windows boot again. or B) use the built in nic in notebook, linux and transfer my data to a network drive.
So far A seems nearly inpossible as I can not find a write access program for any OS w/o paying like $300 (data not worth that much) so that leaves B. I finally after several hours on dialup got DSL, burned the iso and viola I have a DSL screen. with much searching this forum & google I have been able to learn much. DSL is surfing the web, I've been able to mount the HD and read it, but I have not yet figured out how to move data from the bad HD to a good one. Can anyone suggest how I might be able to do so?
I think I gathered from one post I may need Samba something or other to access a windows network drive. If so, what do I d/l, how do I install it, esp if I'm running DSL off CD.
I'm real good so far in typing in commands I see on screen, but havn't really learned linux "dos" yet so I may need real good step by step instructions. While I maybe consided a computer neard by friends/family, I have not ventured into the linux field, and this I come to you all. I'm hoping I'll be able to accomplish my task, rescue data, restore HD with CD, and maybe even keep a copy of DSL around to learn on!
Sorry so long,