Does Linux Mint Have a Live DVD?

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Fri Nov 27 07:15:53 UTC 2015


On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:08:28 +0800
Teo En Ming <teo.en.ming at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Liam Proven,
> 
> I have downloaded the Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit Live DVD ISO and
> burned the ISO file to a DVD. I booted up the computer using Linux
> Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit Live DVD and I am able to play 4K Ultra HD
> MP4 videos instantly out of the box. All the multimedia codecs
> including H.264 and H.265 were pre-installed. VLC media player also
> comes pre-installed and I am able to play 4K Ultra HD MP4 videos while
> copying data from my failing Toshiba 2 TB harddisk to my new Seagate 3
> TB harddisk. Playback of 4K videos is extremely smooth because I am
> using a super high end computer with Intel Core i7 5820K processor (6
> cores, not quad core) and MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition USB 3.1
> motherboard with the Intel X99 Express chipset. Most of the data (99%)
> are intact and not corrupted. Only one 4K MP4 video file was corrupted
> (Input/Output Error). As I have guessed much, most of the data (99%)
> on the failing Toshiba 2 TB harddisk is not corrupted, just that the
> servo or rotating mechanism is going to fail soon. I have managed to
> copy all the data out from the failing Toshiba 2 TB harddisk to the
> new Segate 3 TB harddisk except for the Firefox bookmarks and Firefox
> Saved Passwords.
> 
> How can I export the Firefox bookmarks and Firefox Saved Passwords
> when I cannot start Windows 10 at all? Is there some kind of Firefox
> or Mozilla profile directory containing the bookmarks and saved
> passwords which I can copy out? In Linux, I know that the Firefox
> profile directory is in /home/user/.mozilla but I am not aware of the
> directory path in Windows 10.

Why on earth are you asking us about how a web browser behaves on
Windows? How would we know?

Petter

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:42 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On 24 November 2015 at 14:30, Teo En Ming <teo.en.ming at gmail.com>
> > wrote:  
> >> Because I want to watch 4K videos
> >> while transferring data from my failing Toshiba 2 TB harddisk to my
> >> new Seagate 3 TB harddisk which is going to take a very long time,
> >> possibly days to a week or more.  
> >
> >
> > Don't.
> >
> > Seriously, do not do this. Do not even TRY to do this.
> >
> > If you have a serious task of data recovery to do, then focus on it.
> > Do just that.
> >
> > If you try to multitask this with watching videos off the machine
> > you're trying to recover data from -- to be honest one of the
> > silliest and most ridiculous ideas I have ever heard in 27 years in
> > computer support -- then all you will do is both *massively* reduce
> > the chances of successful data recovery and also have a very
> > unhappy glitchy video-watching experience.
> >
> > Look up the "ddrescue" and "gddrescue" tools. Use a current Ubuntu
> > DVD. Do NOTHING ELSE with the computer while you are trying to
> > recover your data.
> >
> > Then go read a book while it works!
> >
> >
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