For people lookign to do some system rescuing there is a great project called System Rescure CD based on Gentoo and comes with a lot of these things pre-installed. Just used to save a bunch of files off of my brother laptop that windows said was unrecoverable.
<br><a href="http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page">http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page</a><br><br>Will also install to a USB drive and be bootable from that!<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 6/29/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">
Tom Haddon</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Fri, 2007-06-29 at 12:08 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:<br>> Quoting John Lowry (<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>):<br>><br>> > Sorry about that, accidentally replied off list<br>> > If the windows drive is formated NTFS you will have to do some futzing with
<br>> > it.<br>><br>> Right. Forgot that almost all 'Doze users these days are doing NTFS.<br>> For Blake's benefit: The NTFS filesystem (partition) format is kept as<br>> a closely held secret by Microsoft Corporation, and has had to be
<br>> painfully and carefully reverse-engineered by Linux coders with zero<br>> help. There is very recent software that safely mounts NTFS with full<br>> r/w access, but it's not yet included in most Linux distros. The links
<br>> John provided will tell more.<br><br>It is in the latest version of Ubuntu (7.04), although I'd have to refer<br>to docs to how to actually get it working :) :<br><br>$ aptitude show ntfs-3g<br>Package: ntfs-3g
<br>New: yes<br>State: not installed<br>Version: 1:1.328-1<br>Priority: optional<br>Section: universe/otherosfs<br>Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
</a>><br>Uncompressed Size: 90.1k<br>Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1), libfuse2 (>= 2.6), libntfs-3g0 (>=<br>1.0)<br>PreDepends: fuse-utils<br>Description: read-write NTFS driver for FUSE<br> The ntfs-3g driver is an open source, GPL licensed, third generation
<br>Linux NTFS driver for 32-bit, little-endian architectures which was<br>implemented by the<br> Linux-NTFS project. It provides full read-write access to NTFS,<br>excluding access to encrypted files, writing compressed files, changing
<br>file ownership,<br> access right.<br><br> Technically it's based on and a major improvement to the third<br>generation Linux NTFS driver, ntfsmount. The improvements includes<br>functionality, quality<br> and performance enhancements.
<br><br> ntfs-3g is based on FUSE (userspace filesystem framework for Linux),<br>thus you will have to prepare fuse kernel module to be able to use it.<br><br> Homepage: <a href="http://www.ntfs-3g.org/">http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
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