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maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 05-28-2003 08:04

Hey, I was wondering if anybody has heard of a free program that lets you read ntfs drives from a booted floppy. It'd be really nice because my harddrive is NTFS and I can't read it if I boot from a floppy disk. Anybody know of one? There's one that costs tons of money, but I'm not going to pay that much. http://sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/ntfsdospro.shtml

lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-28-2003 09:29

Hello,

Yes, there is a free version of the NTFSDOS that is read-only though.

In addition you can get yourself the "One floppy linux distribution": http://www.toms.net/rb/

Make a bootdisk then boot.
You type this then:
"insmod ntfs" this will load ntfs file system module
then you do: "fdisk -p" to print partition names
then do: "mount /dev/partition-name /mnt/ -t ntfs"

I don't remember the syntax very well, but time ago, I managed to use this to restore critical files.
However, I do not advise you to use this to write files althoug you can, but this driver is buggy.

Regards

Elias

Dufty
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Where I'm from isn't where I'm at!
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-28-2003 09:56

Have a look here.
Their freeware boot-disk image is located here.



maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 05-28-2003 21:08

Well I want read/write, but thanks anyways for those of you who provided links to the read only solutions. I'll have to look into the linux thing. I've never used linux before though so I'll have to learn some stuff. I know DOS very well though so hopefully a lot of the commands are similar.

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 05-28-2003 23:16

ah, they're not that different, basicially at last.
And if you get a boot-able cdrom one (like knoppix... do a search, big download though),
you can always do 'man %command%' to get more help.

basicially...
move around in directories - cd
list files - ls (like dir)
copy - cp...
remove - rm. be carefull. rm does not ask wether you're sure. ever. even if you just told it to delete everything...

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