Recovering data using Knoppix on a PGP encrypted drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 20, 2013
I'm having issues booting my computer running WinXP and would like to pull some data off of it before I completely redo the computer.
Here are the high level points:
- Computer has PGP WDE
- After starting, I am prompted for the passphrase almost immediately, I do know the passpharse and can get past this part on a normal boot, it's sometime during the running of startup scripts is when it fails
- I've downloaded and been able to boot using Knoppix V7.0 using a USB drive(Knoppix loads prior to me being prompted for my PGP passphrase)
- When Knoppoix loads however, I am not able to see my drive from which I would like to recover data
- When I run fdisk -l I am able to see the drive - /dev/sda and /dev/sda1. From my research I believe sda is the drive and sda1 is the partition
- I've tried various mounting commands with no luck, I could list them out but figured I'd just first start with this and see what type of feedback I get
That is about as far as I can get.
Recovering Data Using Foremost and Knoppix
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 17, 2006
I'm recovering data off my friend's computer using knoppix and foremost and I have two major questions.
First: Is there a way to make foremost search for every possible file extentions.
Second: Is there a way to connect to a remote dirrectory through ssh, scp, ftp, or some other way so that I can make the foremost's output dirrectory on a remote machine. Right now I'm outputing to a small flashdrive and it doesn't work so well. I've looked into mounting an ftp directory as if it were a directory, but no such luck using knoppix.
Thanks in advance for any replies!
DePauw University '08
recovering data using testdisk
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 13, 2009
I am not sure if this is the right place for this question so please tell where it should go if not.
Recently i accidentally partially formatted a fat32 file system with NTFS on a usb hard drive (backup drive). After a bit of searching i was told that testdisk (i'm running from linux as i usually use linux) may be the way to go to recover the data. After looking thru the examples there didnt seem to be a way of recovering from this sort of problem. So i thought i would ask first before potentially making things worse. See the outputs below.
Firstly the number of sectors as calculated by testdisk are different from that designated for the particular drive (taken from the back of he drive itself = 16383,16,63 = cyl,hds,sec).
The question is what should i do next. Any help is much appreciated. Also - i couldnt seem to find a forum for testdisk itself.
Output from "analyse" option:
TestDisk 6.10, Data Recovery Utility, July 2008
[SOLVED] need help to recover data using Knoppix
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 14, 2009
i'm using dell laptop. my pc is not able to boot. dell support has instructed me to go for fresh installation.
Now i need to recover the data from the windows vista. i heard that it is possible from knoppix.
so i installed the engllish version of knoppix 6. I successfully burnt the image to a cd.
i endered the KDE ehich is the desktop environment of knoppix successfully.
i need to know how can i now recover my data which is in ntfs format.
my vista contains c and d drive. this is shown in knoppix in the file manager as OS and recovery respectively.
i double clicked on it but received an error showing cant mount file system.
i used the shell available to mount using the command
mount -t ntfs /media/sda3/ /root/Desktop/
but again error popped up stating that /media/sda3/ is a dir .... so mounting failed............
so please can anybody help me out with a solution to recover my data..... will be greatful to them.
Alternative approach is
[SOLVED] Recovering data from a repartitioned Windows drive
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 5, 2007
I've Googled around and haven't been able to find a straight answer to this exact question.
A friend (Windows user) accidentally repartitioned her external hard drive. Right after doing that, she tried to use some recovery program (she doesn't remember which one) to get some of the files back. She was able to get pictures back but not music or Word docs. She hasn't touched the drive since.
I thought I might give recovery a try. A few questions, though: I know testdisk can recovery lost partition tables or deleted partitions, but is it useful for newly created partitions over old partitions?Would foremost be a good choice for getting these Word docs back?How likely is it that these Word docs and music are recoverable? Doesn't a repartitioning reformat the drive? I guess since she was able to get pictures back, the files weren't fully deleted, but I haven't done a lot of data recovery so I don't know.Would Knoppix or Ubuntu work better for this? Or does it matter?
[SOLVED] Recovering data from MD array (using Knoppix)
- date: June 2, 2011
I have been searching the forums w/o success for some help on this old problem I have. I had a major OS crash (Gentoo) maybe 2 months ago and completely neglected my system. Now I want to recover all my mirror raid data back so that I can restore the system.
My plan is this:
1) copy all data so that I can have a backup
2) rebuild system with some HW upgrades
First step is to get the data out. I managed to boot with Knoppix and I have full access to my ext2 partitions. My mistake was to create the mirror partitions and these are not working now.
I copied my /etc/mdadm.conf into /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf in Knoppix and then tried to start the services. This is what I got:
:~$ /etc/init.d/mdadm start
:~$ /etc/init.d/mdadm-raid start
Assembling MD arrays...failed (failed to load MD subsystem).
I can see the partitions:
:~$ fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 300.0 GB, 300069052416 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/tra
how to access hard drive using Knoppix live CD
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 9, 2005
HEllo, I have a knoppix live CD and I would like to know how I can access my hard drive whenever I boot onto my computer with the knoppix live CD?
I would appreciate any help,
I didnt see a knoppix forum so that is why I posted this question here.
Copy Fedora 5 Hard Drive to another Hard Drive Using Knoppix 5.1.1
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 16, 2007
I would like to clone a Hard Drive with Fedora 5 on it to another Hard Drive. I was told a good way to do it is with Knoppix 5.1.1. However, I have no clue how. I've already got Knoppix on a cd. Any help would be appreciated. I've searched and searched but no luck. I'm brand new to linux.
Recovering XP Password using Knoppix
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 2, 2004
I am so new to Linux /Unix that I am still in nappies (Aussie speak for diapers) so please forgive the basic questions.
I am trying to revover the admin /root password to an XP machine. An employee of mine was terminated for cause and did not reveal the password before he left. Normally I would just do a new /fresh install of the op system /corporate drive image but I need the sales data that is on it. Hence this request.
This is what I am trying to do (thanks to a TechTV.com dark tip)
1. Boot with Knoppix STD and launch a shell.
2. From the shell, you can view all your NTFS partitions via the LinuxNTFS built into Knoppix STD.
3. Navigate to the windows\system32\config directory.
4. Copy the SAM and system files to a USB thumbdrive.
I have even bought and registered a copy of LC4, just in case I need it
I can't get past step 1
It loads okay but then I don't have enough memory to load any of the included KDE's ("Windows emulators") so I need your
Damaged Hard Drive recovering data?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 8, 2011
One of my 1TB (NTFS) hard drives has developed a fault and I can not read any data on it.
Its connected to a Windows7 OS and I get the error message which says that the file structure is damaged.
Is there any way that I can restore the file system or recover my personal data of movies, photos and music.
I do have a backup on an external drive but the backup is 3 months old and I'm hoping to recover this years photos as a priority.
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