[conspire] Linux live CDs as Windows rescue disks

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 20 12:44:13 PST 2005

Timothy has a tendency to, um, expect others to do footwork for him,
so I'm sorry that I was a bit snippy with him, but there's a pattern of
such things behind this.

Forwarded mainly because the WindowsRescueDisk link (about effective use
of Linux live CDs as Windows maintenance tools) might be of interest.
The page linked to is on a wiki, so feel free to help improve it, if you

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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:37:03 -0800
To: ilug at linux.ie
From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: Re: [ILUG] fips

Quoting Timothy Murphy (tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie):

> I don't remember what version of Parted I tried,

I didn't say _Parted._  

I said QtParted v. 0.4.4, front-ending ntfsresize from ntfsprogs 1.9.2
(or any similarly non-ancient versions of each).

Those are automatically included -- as mentioned previously -- in Timo's
Rescue CD, Knoppix, and a number of other good Linux live CDs, which
make excellent general-purpose utility/maintenance/recovery disks for
many (but not all[1]) tasks involving MS-Windows boxes.

QtParted is a completely different program from Parted.

> I like Knoppix, but my version has a bad habit of lapsing into foreign
> languages.

Next time, download the "en" (English) version of the ISO, rather than
the "de" ("Deutsch" = German) version.  Klaus Knopper and helpers speak
excellent English, but he and many of the others _are_ German.

> Who or what is Timo?
> Where does he keep his CD?


[1] http://twiki.iwethey.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/WindowsRescueDisk

Irish Linux Users' Group

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