[EMERGENCY] Help, I think Knoppix wrote to NTFS


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Ultra Frosty

I'm running Knoppix 3.3 on a Live-CD boot, and I noticed the HD activity light was going, I have a Windows XP partition in NTFS. Will Windows still boot or did Knoppix kill Windows?

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ThunderRiver

You are weird. why don't you try it and find out yourself?

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Ultra Frosty

I'm afraid I killed Windows (which wouldn't be a bad thing), becuase I need to use Windows for some apps.

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Ultra Frosty

Thanks :)

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SunnyB

If you did more than burn the iso to cd and stick it in your drive

then you saw the warning about Linux and NTFS not being

quite compatible.

If you have not saved a config file or a persistent home to your

HD then nothing should have been written to the disk. The drives

are mounted read-only for a reason other than to cause you grief.

Shirley you didn't try to make a HD install onto an NTFS drive. :laugh:

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Ultra Frosty

Windows is safe, I changed the access to Knoppix to read only and booted back into Windows, where I am posting this.

I wont write any files to the HD unless I had a FAT partition (im not stupid, but im weird).

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markjensen

You shouldn't have had to change Knoppix to mount your drives read-only. It will do that always - with ONE exception: If you have very little RAM, and you have a FAT drive, and you answer its question about making a small swap file on your drive as "yes, it is ok", then (and only then) will it write to your drive. (and even then, it will only be to that one file, not the whole drive).

You can always force it to remount the drives as read-write, but that would take deliberate user intervention. ;)

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kemical
If you did more than burn the iso to cd and stick it in your drive

then you saw the warning about Linux and NTFS not being

quite compatible.

If you have not saved a config file or a persistent home to your

HD then nothing should have been written to the disk. The drives

are mounted read-only for a reason other than to cause you grief.

Shirley you didn't try to make a HD install onto an NTFS drive. :laugh:

who's Shirley and does she have a boyfriend?

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