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Knoppix: Getting data off of a dead hard drive

June 1, 2012 by Sara Nagreen

If you have a Windows formatted hard drive that will not boot, and you need to rescue data from it, you can use Knoppix to do this.

Get the Knoppix CD from the TechZone. (or get your own from the Knoppix website)

Put it in the system's CD tray. Make sure to adjust the BIOS to boot from CD. Attach the USB hard drive to the system.

Reboot. When you get a prompt that looks like this:


Hit Enter.

Your system will boot a fully functional Linux installation. It runs off of the CD and the RAM. Read more »

Cobain backup software: Installing

May 31, 2012 by Sara Nagreen

The install is straight forward enough; double click the downloaded file to start.

However, at one point, you'll be asked to install it as a service or application.

Install as an application available to all users (auto-start).

Cobain backup software: Creating a task

May 31, 2012 by Sara Nagreen

Right click on the white screen to the left and choose New Task.

With a new task, you'll need to make some changes to make it work the way you expect. Read more »

Cobain backup software: Configuring for automated backup

May 31, 2012 by Sara Nagreen

You can see Cobain is installed via the Cobain icon in the task bar.  (In this case it is a mushroom.  In future versions, it may look different)

Right click on that and choose Open to change the configurations.

If you wish to do a manual backup, choose instead Run all Tasks Now!

If you chose Open, you'll see this screen Read more »

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