I'm looking for a linux live CD to use for recovery purposes incase my windows laptop that I use for work purpose crashes and I need to recover files. I have an external drive that has been formatted as ntfs and most of the live cd's I've tried only support read/write access for FAT file systems.
Knoppix is the best for the purpose. I always keep a copy of knoppix cd/dvd around, it comes in very handy and has loads of nice softwares for recovery.
thats great to know. I checked the knoppix site but it only stated read only access, I didnt realise you could configure it to use read/write for ntfs.
I will definitely download and burn a copy of this disto, probably very good to have for recovery purposes.
wow gparted clonezilla is even closer to what I was looking, it even has ntfs-3g on there as well. I think I'll burn off a copy of each of the live cd's mentioned here and give them all a try!
But I was looking through the knoppix site and they have alot of info on how to use it for recovery purposes. So that leads me to my next question what makes gparted clonezilla a better recovery live cd than knoppix??
thanks for the answer, well what my original questions was for a live cd that had read write support for ntfs partitions so I dont really need any extra stuff. So GParted-Clonezilla Live CD seems to suit exactly my needs.
thanks everyone again for your replies