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How do I check disk with Debian Live LXDE

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O negative

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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?
 


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KenJackson

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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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O negative

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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.
 
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Bill

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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
 
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KenJackson

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What about "fsck"?
It should be in /sbin. But from the fsck man page:
In actuality, fsck is simply a front-end for the various filesystem checkers (fsck.fstype) available under linux.
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.

Is it possible to do a file search from LXDE?
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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