View Full Version : File server boot drive dead...Need ideas
So my file server boot drive died today while my workstation was rendering to it...Uggh... The dead drive was on an IDE channel, theres 4 300gb drives on an sata card in there... Is there any way to run an OS off of a CD so that I can access the Sata drives? The boot drive had XP on it, but there were no real apps on it... I guess it was a waste of windows because all I did was network map the drives so all the other computers could access them... I don't really want to get a new drive and install XP if I don't have to... IS there any easy flavor of linux or something that I could run off of a CD or something to give the network access to the drives? Security isn't an issue since the network isn't connected to the internet in any way... If anyone has any ideas...I'm all ears! Thanks... and all the computers that need access to the Sata drives are running XP.
* Basilisk (based on Fedora)
* BeatrIX (based on Debian/Knoppix/Ubuntu)
* Berry Linux (based on Fedora)
* Damn Small Linux (based on Debian)
* FreeSBIE (based on Free BSD)
* Gnoppix (Knoppix/Debian plus Gnome, now merged with Ubuntu)
* Kanotix (modified Knoppix/Debian)
* Knoppix (the first big live CD, based on Debian)
* Luit (Debian/Xfce, rox filing system)
* Mandrake Move (based on Mandrake)
* Mepis (Debian)
* Morphix (modular Debian)
* PCLinuxOS Preview (a Mandrake fork)
* Sam (Mandrake/Xfce)
* SLAX (Slackware)
* Suse 9.1 and 9.2 (rpm-based)
* Ubuntu Live (Debian)
* Xfld (Debian/Damn Small Linux and Xfce)
Wow! thanks! Theres plenty for me to investigate.
05-05-2006, 03:17 AM
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