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    Ubuntu Linux

    I was wondering if an ubuntu linux live cd could be used to access a hard drive with a windows NTFS partition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beelzebub
    I was wondering if an ubuntu linux live cd could be used to access a hard drive with a windows NTFS partition?

    Yes, however the NTFS partitions are labeled as READ-ONLY. You can't write to them.

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    could you post a link or something to an article on how to do that? cause i suck at searching for stuff aparently, i cant find anything useful.

    thanks

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    Google: ubuntu access ntfs

    If you boot up with the Ubuntu Live CD, it should automatically see and mount your NTFS partitions. They're just ... there.

    If you want to learn more about Ubuntu, go here: http://www.ubuntuguide.org

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    Read the TUX article about this subject.

    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15617
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    I could not find the tux article but Ubuntu guide told me exactly what I needed to know.

    Maybe this should be made a sticky.

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    Unfortunately, you cannot hotlink to an article in TUX magazine. You have to download the issue and open it with Adobe reader. This article was in Issue #3. http://www.tuxmagazine.com/
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    Thank you efc, i was wondering why searching for an article didnt return anything

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    Ubuntu has a huge end-user community of support. I've never seen anything like it before. Go for it. Become one with Ubuntu...

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    (K)ubuntu for me Thanks...

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    Ya i plan on using ubuntu 64bit some time in the near future. One of the main reasons i wanted to get it though is that i had heard somewhere you can access a hard drive from a live cd and that would be an incredibly usefull tool for what the tech support i do with my school; they have the wierdest problems. I also wanted to get one of my friends who worships (his words) microsoft to accept linux as a viable solution for himself. All i'll need to do is get WINE or something to emulate the LAN games we play.

    This is the irony though i currently dont have the resources (money, higher than dial-up connection) to impliment it on my system. As soon as i get enough money to buy a 40gb hard drive, and the ability to buy and or download an emulator like WINE, i wont be using it.

    Thank you for your help (all).

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    I just tried the ubuntu livecd and was impressed. It's a really well developed, secure Linux distro. I like what they are doing with linux. The install was a bit more than the regular joe would want to get involved with... *I think they need a better silent install, but other than that, there was nothing that I'd say was terribly wrong or bad.

    Sorry to bring up a thread from the grave but I thought I would try Ubuntu out. I don't like Gnome all that much... I'd prefer KDE. But Gnome I could get used to.

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    Honestly I've moved away from Ubuntu and been using Xandros for about a month and I'm really liking it.

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    Yes I'd say Xandros is a better OS. But Ubuntu has it's merits. I've never tried Xandros' live CD... do they even have one?

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