Hello I am in a very embarrassing situation, I was trying to upgrade to ubuntu 10.04 from ubuntu 9.10 yesterday and while updating I forgot to put my laptop on charger and the battery ran out. Since we know that there is no track back process in linux, all I get now is a blank terminal screen at the start up. Even if I login, I still am stuck on that blank screen.
So the only way I see is to, format and reinstall my windows and linux instances. So before I format it, I am trying to save all my data that is in the linux partition. I am using ext2explore to save all my files. I wanted to know if there was any possible way to export a database or a few tables into a file from my windows partition??
I need to back up my database in the linux partition using my windows partition!!
Asked by sai on October 31, 2010.
Can you boot from a CD drive? If you can, your best bet is using a CD-based distro like Knoppix to back up the Linux partition, as it can also mount NTFS & FAT12/16/32 partitions.
Answered by amphetamachine on October 31, 2010.
Yes, live distro is the best option. Another is to install without formatting and overwrite some things. You'll lose some preferences but it shouldn't squash documents or databases.
Answered by aking1012 on October 31, 2010.
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