Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: boot dvd for laptop

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2

    Question boot dvd for laptop

    Hi,

    I am very new to this. I have a HP laptop that I just bought about a month ago. I have been making changed to my data files on it. Last week it stopped rebooting and started to give me error messagel. It is running windows 7.

    I was told to download linux bootable dvd to access my files. I have creaded the dvd and the laptop is booting of it however I do not know how I can see my old "C" drive where my data is saved. I tried going to the "Shell" and tried changing directory "cd c:" to c however it says that the drive is invalid.

    Can you please help me here? All I need is couple of files from the hard drive and I am not seeing it.

    I would appreciate your comments and or solution for this issue

    thanks
    Kalim

  2. #2
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Asheville, NC, USA
    Posts
    528
    Kalim-

    When you boot up Knoppix, there are some icons on the desktop, i.e. My Documents. Click that, and it will show a window with an upper left portion similar to the attached screenshot. Click the hard drive partition at the bottom of the list e.g. "11.9 GB Volume" in the attached screenshot (probably different in yours.) Note: if you have multiple "Volumes", the biggest one is probably where Windows keeps the C drive. Once you have one clicked, there may well be a slight delay before the contents show up on the right.

    Now the fun part! You should probably just search for the file you want by name; if it was in your Windows "My Documents", try right-clicking the "Documents and Settings" folder and choose search, enter the file name etc. Once you locate the file, right-click it and choose Copy. Now plug in the flash drive or whatever you want to Paste the copied file to, and then click that new icon, find the location on that drive where you want the file, right-click it and choose Paste. Repeat as needed.

    Enjoy!
    Krishna
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2
    Hi Krishna,

    First of thanks for replying to my post.

    Now I am seeing the 447.0 GB Volume. However when I select it shows me Unable to mount device message: "Error org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure". I am assuming the hard drive has gone bad here.

    thanks again
    Kalim

  4. #4
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Asheville, NC, USA
    Posts
    528
    Quote Originally Posted by kqkqkq View Post
    Hi Krishna,

    First of thanks for replying to my post.

    Now I am seeing the 447.0 GB Volume. However when I select it shows me Unable to mount device message: "Error org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure". I am assuming the hard drive has gone bad here.

    thanks again
    Kalim
    Dear Kalim:

    I don't have enough information to be sure, but I'll hazard a guess that you have Windows, and that it's using the NTFS filesystem. Basically, that's a M$oft custom filesystem that is best dealt with using their tools. If you can, try to get Windows booted in "Safe" mode (their emergency backup mode - no-frills, fix-the-problem-and then-reboot-again and see if it works.) As the computer is booting, press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options" and see if you can get in to Windows at some level, even just a text-mode command-line interface. Once in, try to run a chkdsk, either by looking on the Accessories-System Tools menu or by just typing that command in on the command line - it should fix problems like this.

    There are other approaches, but that's probably where you need to start. Let us know if it doesn't work, and we'll talk about more drastic measures.

    Hope this helps!
    Krishna

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


SUN Blade X6250 Server 8GB RAM DUAL PROCESSORS 594-4531-01 picture

SUN Blade X6250 Server 8GB RAM DUAL PROCESSORS 594-4531-01

$109.99



Dell PowerEdge FX2 FX2S Enclosure - 4x PowerEdge FC640 w/ 8x Gold 6132 112C 1TB picture

Dell PowerEdge FX2 FX2S Enclosure - 4x PowerEdge FC640 w/ 8x Gold 6132 112C 1TB

$2699.99



Dell PowerEdge M630 Blade Server 1x Xeon E5-2630 v4 CPU / Motherboard P/N 0R10KG picture

Dell PowerEdge M630 Blade Server 1x Xeon E5-2630 v4 CPU / Motherboard P/N 0R10KG

$69.99



Dell PowerEdge M620 0F9HJC Blade Server 2*E5-2670 2.60GHz 192GB RAM 2*300GB SAS picture

Dell PowerEdge M620 0F9HJC Blade Server 2*E5-2670 2.60GHz 192GB RAM 2*300GB SAS

$103.99



DELL M630 BLADE SERVER x2 XEON E5-2660V3 @ 2.6GH H730 PERC HDD CADDIES 16GB FC picture

DELL M630 BLADE SERVER x2 XEON E5-2660V3 @ 2.6GH H730 PERC HDD CADDIES 16GB FC

$50.00



Dell Poweredge M630 Barebone CTO Blade Server includes 2x Heatsinks picture

Dell Poweredge M630 Barebone CTO Blade Server includes 2x Heatsinks

$99.00



Dell PowerEdge C6400 Blade Server Chassis w/ 2x 2400W PSUs - Preproduction Model picture

Dell PowerEdge C6400 Blade Server Chassis w/ 2x 2400W PSUs - Preproduction Model

$349.00



Dell PowerEdge M520 Blade Server 1x Xeon E5-2440 V2 1.9 GHzCPU 96GB RAM VRTX picture

Dell PowerEdge M520 Blade Server 1x Xeon E5-2440 V2 1.9 GHzCPU 96GB RAM VRTX

$119.69



Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Server picture

Dell PowerEdge M620 Blade Server

$39.99



Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Enclosure N20-C6508 4x PSU 8x Fans 2x Fabric picture

Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis Enclosure N20-C6508 4x PSU 8x Fans 2x Fabric

$139.99