How do I check disk with Debian Live LXDE

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  1. O negative

    O negative New Member

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    I have a live Debian LXDE cd that I use to access files when windows falls down and can't get up.

    Does the lightweight desktop come with a check disk feature? If so, how can I use it to check a hard drive (safely) that has XP or Vista on it?

    If not, is there a linux compatible download that would be good for checking a drive that has windows on it?

  2. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    Look for ntfsfix on the CD. I haven't used it, but I think it's what you're looking for.

    If it's not there, you should be able to download it from the Debian repository.
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    emma11 New Member

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  4. O negative

    O negative New Member

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    What about "fsck"?

    I can't find either one anyway, but I haven't checked all the myriad directories and sub-directories.

    Is it possible to do a file search from LXDE? I've looked in the file manager where there are the following pull-downs: file, edit, go, bookmarks, view, tools, help. I don't see any search options under any of them.
  5. Bill

    Bill New Member

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    ntfsfix and fsck are both run from the command line. Try these commands to get more information.

    Code:
    man ntfsfix
    Code:
    man fsck
  6. KenJackson

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    It should be in /sbin. But from the fsck man page:
    I thought I understood that fsck.ntfs, if it exists, points to ntfsfix. But on my Fedora16 system I see /bin/ntfsck and /bin/ntfsfix both exist and are different files.

    It sounds like you're looking for a graphical search. I think LXDE's default file manager is PCmanFM, which I think does not have a find capability. (Maybe because it's supposed to be "simple" and "light".) But there are many other file managers. See if dolphin, nautilus, gnome-commander, konqueror or thunar are on there. They should each be in the /usr/bin directory. You can start them by clicking on an icon or typing the name in a command shell.

    But when looking for executables, they're almost always in /usr/bin. Some important system executables are in /bin. And those that should only be executed by a system administrator are in /sbin or /usr/sbin. (BTW, this is changing. In Fedora 17, /bin and /usr/bin are the same directory, as are /sbin and /usr/sbin.)

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