Data Recovery and Linux Live CD’s (BootMed is a live CD built on the Ubuntu Distribution of Linux) are foreign territory for many computer users.  To be able to recover data you will need to learn some new vocabulary and for those of you new to Linux Live CD’s, you will notice right away some of the differences between Linux and Windows.  This Resource section provides articles aimed at teaching some of the necessary concepts for performing data recovery via a Linux Live CD.

How to Find the Path of a Hard Drive or a Partition – In Windows, partitions (drives) are automatically assigned a drive letter and almost always the C: drive contains the Windows installation and all of the user’s files. Linux, however, is radically different.

What are Drives and Partitions – This article explains the difference between what Windows calls Drives and Hard Drives.  Understanding the difference between the two can be crucial for performing certain recovery tasks.

Everything is a File – One of the major differences between Windows and Linux (in BootMed’s case, the Ubuntu distribution of Linux) is the Linux concept that “everything is a file.”  This can be a major stumbling block for Windows users who are Linux beginners.

How to find the Mount Point of a Storage Device – In Windows mount points are called Drive Letters (ex. C:, D:).  In Linux they are dramatically different, /media/sda1 for example.  This article explains how to find the mount point of a storage device, so that you can copy files to a pen drive, or find files on a hard drive.

How to Burn BootMed to a CD – BootMed is a rescue CD; however, we do not ship physical CD’s.  To create a BootMed CD all you need is to download the BootMed ISO file and the burn it to a CD.  The article explains how.

What is sudo? – Sudo stands for “superuser do.”  The translation to Windows lingo would be “Run As Administrator.”  Read this article to find out more about this command.

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