disk format prog

Charles T. Bell cbell44 at cfl.rr.com
Sun Dec 20 13:58:31 UTC 2009

David Ex wrote:
> Tom, are you saying that you couldn't access a RAID disk from Kubuntu
> Live or just a 'normal' ext3 type disk?  Because you should be able
> mount any disk from any linux distro... tho I never messed around with
> a RAID format before.
> That being said I suggest Damn Small Linux if you're needing to edit a
> config file or simply copy a few things because you can fit it on your
> thumb drive and have plenty of room to spare.
> ------------------------------------------------
> You might want to also consider a LiveCD of Knoppix 6.04 or higher.  I
> run kubuntu 9.10 KK on a computer with two hard disks, 500GB/ea, as a
> hardware RAID 1.  Since it is RAID 1, kubuntu does not see anything on
> the hard drive SDB.  On a LiveCD kubuntu does not allow access to
> anything on the disk as far as I have been able to tell.  When I had a
> problem with kubuntu, due to my own fault, I could not repair it with
> kKK (Karmic Koala), I ended up booting to a LiveCD of Knoppix 6.04 and
> was able to see the same data on both drives.  After I repaired the
> defect in a file on one drive, I viewed the other drive and it was
> corrected.  The fact that Knoppix allowed access to the second drive of
> the RAID 1 was news to me.
> That is why I recommend you keep it in mind as a disk/file repair utility.
> I also have a copy of Ubuntu Rescue Remix 9.04, but have not had an
> occasion to use it, so I can not address its value.
> Good luck!
> Tom
No, I am saying that the disk is not shown separate.  All I see normally
is the  journaling file system.  When using the LiveCD of kubuntu, it
does not mount the disks.  I never attempted a manual mount.
With the Knoppix distro, it shows both disks on the desktop
automatically mounted.
That is different.


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