Accessing NTFS from a Linux live distro

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A Linux live distro may be just what you need to recover a Windows computer brought down by a system problem or virus attack. Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper gives you some tips for accessing NTFS from live Linux.

Live distros are designed to boot from the CD or DVD drive of a computer that may have a very different system on the hard disk. In many cases, the computer is a Windows PC with a hard disk formatted for NTFS. This article covers some important facts you may need to know when accessing NTFS from a live Linux system.

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