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Thread: Need Help Accessing Root Desktop On A Knoppix HD Install!!

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    Need Help Accessing Root Desktop On A Knoppix HD Install!!

    Hi im kind of new to linux and i reinstalled windows xp after having installed knoppix on the HD drive already and know Lilo has disappeared.
    I am using the 3.6 live cd and i see my HD installation of knoppix but i cannot access the Desktop folder in the root directory which contains the files that i saved from my previous windows installation. Is there any way to access these files from the Live cd or any way to boot the HD Installation????

    Thank you for your help.

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    To access your files on the linux drive.
    From a console:
    su <enter>
    mount /mnt/hdax where x is the partition number of your linux root.
    You are root now,do what you want.
    To restore lilo
    From a console:
    su <enter>
    mount -o dev /mnt/hdax
    chroot /mnt/hdax
    lilo -v
    Ctl+D to exit the chroot

    Hope this helps

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    To boot back into your HD install, boot the CD with the bootcode ' knoppix root=/dev/hda5 noinitrd ro '. You should then be able to reinstall lilo from the Knoppix HD install.

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