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following my thread on my failed HD, I need to backup my files on my almost-failed drive. I have linux on another physical drive, so i thought, can linux burn the stuff onto the other drive (from failed NTFS to healthy NTFS partition) or CD or DVD for me, considering they're on an NTFS drive? I'm not turning on my computer to try this out cos i'm jst scared it'll fail, and also i've only used linux for around 12 hours in total EVER, so i might need instructions.
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oh btw, I use Mandriva 2005LE
 

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Linux will not reliably write to an NTFS partition. I'd suggest you simply copy the files from the first NTFS drive to a Linux partition, or even better a FAT32 partition, and then move them back.
 

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ok. but can it burn them to CD reliably? and if yes, cud u give me some quick instructions/guidelines on how to do this as i've never done it on linux b4?
 

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It should be able to burn them, but I don't use Linux enough to give you the step by step. I have successfully burned CD's with my Linux, so I know it's possible. :grin:
 

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oh, btw, what happens if i connect an ATA133 IDE hard drive to a mobo that only supports upto ATA100? does it jst run at the reduced speed or jst not work?
 
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