Operating System CD with ability to move files

Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: BigBarney On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:41 pm

I would like an operating system CD that has the ability to move files from a usb drive to the hard

drive on the computer.Knoppix lets me see all the windows files but it protects the HD from any changes.

I have a HD from a windows laptop computer that will not boot,but all the files seem to be OK so I need to

get them on the newer computer.Any help would be appreciated,because I have a lot of pictures and other

files I'd like to save.



BigBarney
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:54 pm

Don't know about a specific bootable linux on disc that will work for this, but have another alternative that may be useful for you.

Could pick up a 2.5" to 3.5" HDD adapter to plug the thing in directly to a desktop computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812203012

Alternately you can get USB-HDD adapters too: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119152
[/url]. This one handles IDE, SATA, 2.5 and 3.5" drives, USB2.0 connection. Covers just about everything.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:38 pm

http://www.ubcd4win.com/
Acronis or syncback on a working machine will copy your files off the non booting drive.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:00 am

BigBarney wrote:drive on the computer.Knoppix lets me see all the windows files but it protects the HD from any changes.


You should be able to do this. Probably something to do with read/write permissions.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:21 am

Richard S. wrote:You should be able to do this. Probably something to do with read/write permissions.


Yes, I had the same issue a couple years ago. I removed the C: drive from my old PC, plugged it into a drive-caddy and connected it to new PC via USB. Vista on the new PC warned me that I did not have permission to certain files. I just changed the ownership of the entire C: drive plus subfolders to the userid on my new computer, and then I was able to read everything.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: BigBarney On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:54 am

Maybe I didn't explain enough detail to help solve my problem.

This notebook drive was in computer #1 and failed and couldn't

boot up,so I took it out and replaced it with a new drive #2,and

did what pvolko suggested and put #1 in a usb caddy.

When I plug it into the newer computer it is not recognized

and tells me that it is not formatted and windows cannot read it,

but if I boot with Knoppix I can see all the files but cannot copy

them to drive 2 in the computer.

I need a way to boot with CD Linux and be able to copy these

files that I want to save. I have tried on 3 other windows

computers and none can read the drive,so I believe that

something is corrupt in the windows files which prevents

any use,but Linux sees all files.


BigBarney
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:32 am

Not sure if this will help you, but I use free programs WINSCP and/or PUTTY to copy files between UNIX and Wintel. but they are installed on a wintel-based system.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:37 am

http://www.ubcd4win.com/
Build it and you will transfer! ;)
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:40 am

It's a read/write permissions problem. By default when Knoppix boots all the drives, USB flash drives, etc, it finds are in the read only permissions state. You need to learn how to change the permissions using Unix utilities or line commands. It is different than windows and can be difficult the first time through. I suggest the following. On windows create a text file on a flash drive. Then with the flash drive connected to the computer boot it with Knoppix. You will be able to read the USB text file. You will not be able to create a new one. Experiment with the UNIX utilities until you can create a new directory and a new file on the USB flash drive. Then to check your work boot with windows and see if recognizes the new directory and file on the flash drive. Next repeat the process but with the permissions set so you can read from old hard drive and write to your new hard drive.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:49 am

Luke...
Use the force...
It is called 'Ultimate Boot CD for Windows' for a reason.
It has the tool you need to copy the 'failed' drive in its entirety to the working drive.
Somtimes you need the bad drive in the computer and the good on in the cage.
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Re: Operating System CD with ability to move files

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:45 pm

Did you try to rebuild the MBR on the drive?

Fdisk /mbr from a dos prompt. If not that, use Bart PE or PUPPY to get it done.
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