View Full Version : Accessing SATA drive with NTFS file system.

12-09-2005, 04:07 PM
Could anyone advise me as to how I can access a SATA drive with an NTFS file system (the windows install is goosed) in order to recover some data I need before I make the change to Linux? I'm using the knoppix live CD which gives me the option to use kernel 2.4 or 2.6. As I'm a complete newbie with Linux any tips will be greatly appreciated.
I booted using the CD and it sees my CD drives, floppy but just doesn't see the HDD. I really don't want to lose this data if I don't have to.

12-09-2005, 04:43 PM
kernel 2.4 or 2.6This indicates that you are using a Knoppix CD that was released at minimum 9 months ago if not more than a year ago. Older versions of Knoppix had poor SATA support, so you may have difficulties performing data recovery. Possible solution include getting a newer Knoppix CD (current version is 4.0.2) (http://www.knoppix.net/get.php) or using another Linux Live CD such as Ubuntu 5.10 ubuntu-5.10-live-i386.iso (http://mirrors.cat.pdx.edu/ubuntu-iso/5.10/) or released today Berry Linux 0.65 which includes the latest current kernel (http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=03105#0).

12-09-2005, 04:56 PM
Does knoppix or any of the other Live CD distros have a CD writing util built in or full USB support then I can transfer to a drive pen/CD?