- Nov 23, 2018
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I thimpfk that 'systemrescue' requires that one be able to at least boot up in msux. This I am not able to do. I cannot get past the point of my password. I thimpfk my files are probably still intact. I suspect it is something wrong with msux itself. Before it died, it was slowly then quickly acting up. The thing is, the laptop had gone thru airport security several times and ariport security is not very gentle on laptops. Every time I take a laptop thru security, it degrades the computer. Of course, they are looking for bombs or smuggled somethings but my gods, Thor and Wotan, how do you get a bomb or smuggles in a laptop that is only 3/8th inch thick? So anyway, I just intend to use a USB to boot up, not install it, at least not till I test it out.If you are expecting to install some variant of 'Linux' AND retrieve errant M$ files - - - - I would suggest that you start by using 'systemrescue cd' to be found at system-rescue.org . I have used said tool a number of times and can verify that if you 'follow the directions' (they're reasonably good and quite clear compared to other technical tools I've run into!!) you should be able to rescue your files first - - - - then and only then do you get to work on installing something else.
I wish I had a working very old laptop to use for portable computing. If you were closer I would suggest you come for a visit - - - - where I think I would be able to achieve for you (with your permission) what you desire. Watching someone else do for me was my entry point into Linux.
Where do you live? MN I took as Minnesota?