November 8th, 2003, 05:49 AM
Old files to new PC - which way?
I have an old mates PC with a load of data on it.
It is Win 98, but is totally crapped and wont boot to windows properly. It has (IDE) a 4Gb HDD which is C:/ with the boot bit on it and a 60Gb HDD which is E:/ with files on it (he also copied the files to C:/ as backups, so I can use that as the backup was only a few days old when it messed.
I think the CD (D:/) is Primary Slave, C:/ is Primary Master and E:/ is Secondary Master.
I also have a computer I can put the old hard drives into to get the data off running dual boot Linux RH9 and Win 95a.
Which is the best way to get the files off, and onto my network to another computer with a CD-RW? The dual boot PC has network on both linux and windows running correctly.
Does 95 support 60Gb HDD? If I boot a bootable HDD in a PC as slave will it boot correctly (I assume it would unless you set the BIOS)? Shall I mount it on Linux or get it on Windows?
I sorta have two goes at this, but the data musnt be lost, as I can try with the 4Gb and the 60Gb if need be.
This might sound a bit stupid but I don't want to risk it for failure.