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Windows 7: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

25 Jul 2013   #30
fatbottoms

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I'm having the same problems as xjahjah in that my dives are not mounted.

I installed the ntfs-config but when I try to run it, it says I don't have administrative privileges.

How do I change this?


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29 Mar 2014   #31
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Thank you Wolfgang for your tutorial

I have both 32bit and 64bit Win7 PCs and one Win8-64bit PC.

Would I need two "Mint Mate" sticks -- one each for 32bit and 64-bit PCs ?

Thank you,
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30 Mar 2014   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As long as your CPU is 64bit capable, you can go with 64bit. If not, use the 32bit (which I have never used). That should cover everything.

It is really only a matter of processor capability. The OS you want to recover does not matter. Most modern systems since appr. 2007 are 64bit capable. But some old bangers may not.
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30 Mar 2014   #33
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Thank you Wolfgang for such a prompt response,

Your tutorials are a pleasure to watch and listen to.
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30 Mar 2014   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome and thanks. I am now working on a more extensive tutorial describing all the things you can do with Linux on a flash drive. Should be ready in the next 10 days.
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06 Apr 2014   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I got Mint on a 64 gig stick and it boots up to a log in screen for user name and password. I unable to do a user name or password that works.
What next.
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06 Apr 2014   #36
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I got Mint on a 64 gig stick and it boots up to a log in screen for user name and password. I unable to do a user name or password that works.
What next.
If you have forgotten your password and / or username, see these instructions: Reset forgotten/lost main user password in Linux Mint 12+ - Linux Mint Community
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06 Apr 2014   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks Kari for the quick response.
This is the first time going into Mate. I have not made a password.
I did try this.
Name: jack
Password: 1234

The response was incorrect.

Is their a already installed password?
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06 Apr 2014   #38
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

When you install Mint (or any other Linux) it will ask your name. You can then select a username if the default is not what you want to; default username is the first word of the name you gave written in all lowercase, for John Doe Mint suggests username john. In addition a password must be created and confirmed if you do not especially select No Password.
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06 Apr 2014   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm trying to make a username (jack) and password (1234).
It will not except it.
This is the first boot ever using Mint.
All I get is Mint asking for a user name and password that it won't let me make.
Now I'm on a page that says. (jack is not) then it jumps to he password page to quick to see the rest.
I can remove the USB stick and it just cycles through the same things. I act like my system instead of Mint is asking for a password. Their is not passwords for Windows on my computer.

Let my try to explain things better.
1. Install Mint stick in USP 2.0 and boot.
2. Mint boots to a screen that ask to select and I select boot Linus Mint.
3. A white screen comes up with a Mint screen in the middle asking for a User Name and Password.
So I type in jack for user name and 1234 for password.
Incorrect is what I get.

Should I just wipe the stick and start all over again?
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