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Tyler5690

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I am looking for a live CD to copy some files from my hard drive to an external drive. What can I use?
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You could try this. I have used a newer version of knoppix to do the same thing.

http://www.shockfami...cedric/knoppix/

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How about SLAX 5.18. Very nice and lite (192MB) and it will boot from a USB drive.
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I like the PuppyLinux. If you use the multi-session version you can save your work and setting for Puppy to the same disk. I like the multi-session version.
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I was just messing around with a used hard disk I bought which had a copy of XP Pro and mounted it with my PCLinux Live CD and was amazed that I could see every file and folder in it and had no problem opening any of the files that were compatible. I've since formatted the drive but it illustrates one reason why MS brought out Vista which has full disk encryption, and why many companies are buying new machines loaded with Vista.
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Most of the Live Linux flavors are designed to reside on a FAT32 or NTFS partition. I know Puppy is recommended to be placed with in a folder with Windows.
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