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    running testdisk

    how do i run testdisk from the knoppix live cd to check the intergrity of my hdd? i have looked at the testdisk webpage but could not see instructions to follow. thanks

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    open root console and enter...
    SUDO TESTDISK .
    Hope that is what you want, or are you looking for help after it runs ? If it is not the latest version of Knoppx , testdisk may not work. You can run the DOS version after booting with a Win98 boot floppy.

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    thanks for the reply. when i tried what was suggested i got the following error message:
    testdisk: error while loading shared libraries: libntfs.so.9: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
    i am using the latest version of knoppix
    any suggestions appreciated

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    I've seen so many minor errors during a session load but the desktop will still load
    that would have a lot of errors later
    yet people swear it's me

    cd drives , mainly slightly older ones, have a hard time coping with the large KNOPPIX file it has to read to load a desktop

    are you trying to testdisk the knoppix disk ?
    this is a boot screen option shown on F2 or F3 at initial boot screen

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    testdisk: error while loading shared libraries: libntfs.so.9: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory
    there is (Knoppix 5.1.1) no libntfs.so.9 (in /usr/lib/) but:
    libntfs.so -> libntfs.so.10.0.0
    libntfs.so.10 -> libntfs.so.10.0.0

    what do you think about this:
    rootwindow
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib
    ln -s libntfs.so.10.0.0 libntfs.so.9
    now testdisk will run

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    Thanks for that code. That really helped me out a bunch.

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    I tried both ways. First one didn't work, the latter gave me an error:

    ln: creating symbolic link 'libntfs.so.9' to 'libntfs.so.10.0.0' : Permission denied

    My computer recently crashed and I'm desperately trying to access my hard drive to see if I lost everything. Overall this has been the best option by far... I'm so close...

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    a "Permission denied" would lead me to think that you are not in a ROOT terminal when you run the command. Note: my linux knowledge is very limited.

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    sudo before the command should help the Permission denied error.

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