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Subject: [linux-help] Re: XP restore/linux install
From: Jeff Vian <jvian10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:38:55 -0600
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Although I have not used ntfs myself, I understand that Linux can mount
the ntfs partitions and access the data.

I do not know how it could be handled during an install, but if the
drive were taken out of the laptop and attached to a linux machine you
should be able to mount the drive as another volume and save the data.
Then put the drive back into the laptop and do the install.

the man page for mount tells me that ntfs is a supported filesystem type
for mounting.

james l wrote:
> I have a friend with XP on his compaq laptop, and it well, sort of went the
> way of windows computers. (as in XP no longer works)
> He was planning on splitting it with linux for a while. The problem is that
> he didn't have his data backed up. It has an ntfs partition, and a network
> card. Do any of you know of a linux rescue/install/etc with ntfs support
> (xp's restore is not good), so I can during the install copy it to a network
> drive (ftp, nfs, smb, scp, whatever, I can put up a server for it)
> James L.
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