Reading a Linux formatted disk

PaulR

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I thought I'd post here as well so that any Linux bods who only read here could help me.

I have a problem with a hard disk in a Huma Fosat HDR and I want to put it onto my eternal hard drive adaptor and then try to read (and hopefully fix!) it with my laptop.

What software would I need on the laptop to read the disk? The full story is here http://www.satellites.co.uk/satellite/freesat/158867-foxsat-hdr-siezing-problem.html
 
Llew

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Could try Backtrack Paul -

_www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-backtrack-linux-installation/

Fits nicely on a USB stick. I've used it to read all manner of file systems on my drives.

Llew
 
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You could also try Portable Ubuntu. It runs inside windows so, you can have both Linux functionality from within windows.
 
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Thanks for those ideas.

I've just come back from a weekend away (been down near to your area Llew!) and I've got some things to do so it'll probably be tomorrow evening before I have a chance.
 
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Just by chance I was given a faulty PC from work last week, and it has a Linux o/s on both drives.

On boot up it says 'Community 10.1' and then freezes.

Is this a modern system or one that should be upgraded, if so, what to ?
 
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Channel Hopper said:
On boot up it says 'Community 10.1' and then freezes.

It seems to be booting with the latest official Mandrake version of linux which is 10.1 however a quick google reveals that others are having problems with hardware compatability with this version, a downgrade to 9.2 or 10 may help
 
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Thanks, the last person that had the lid off upgraded the processor on the motherboard, which may be behind the start up issue.
 
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