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Re: A new use for Linux



On Thursday 19 July 2007 20:53, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Marc wrote:
> > Well, regardless, I have done plenty of file recovery with Helix.
> > True, it may be designed for forensics but copying files off of disks
> > is part of forensic work.  There are a lot of other disks that do
> > similar stuff.  I like Helix though - it has served me well on several
> > projects so far.  To each his own.
> >
> > Marc
> >
> > On 7/19/07, Dave Ihnat <dihnat dminet com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 12:21:05PM -0400, Marc   wrote:
> >> > There are also linux distros like Helix which are designed to
> >> > facilitate file recovery.
> >>
> >> Ah...Helix isn't primarily for file recovery; it's for computer
> >> forensics.
> >> You need to look at something like System Rescue CD or The Ultimate
> >> Boot CD for something targeted at manipulating/repairing/recovering
> >> systems
> >> and/or data.
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> You two are talking in Jargon new to me. I do not know how to get Helix
> or what it is. I gather IT whatever it is will tell you about the sex
> life of your computer. How do I get it and is there information on it's
> use anywhere?
>
> Karl

You can download it from here.

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/version.php?version=303

I'm DL'ing it at the moment on my dialup connection (2½ days worth), but not 
as bad as the time it took for the F7 CD's.

I'm always game to try someones suggestion to try a certain live cd that will 
do stuff, so am going to give it a try.

Another one someone suggested was Finnix. That's quite a small download, as 
it's text only (no GUI). It's worth getting that. It makes you think a lot 
harder about what you're doing. No point and click here. Folks that are used 
to DOS (not me I must say) will probably find it quite easy to get used to, 
but it is a worthwhile challenge just working on the command line.

Nigel.




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