[HOW-TO] Force mount unclean shutdowned Windows NTFS or FAT32 drive in Linux



I am writing this article, because recently a friend of mine brought me his Windows laptop to backup some of his files and reinstall the O.S. I was having trouble because he had a Blue Screen of Death that wouldn’t let me boot into Windows, so to backup the files, I decided to use an Ubuntu Live CD and look for them in there. In Ubuntu I found out that the hard drive wasn’t being mounted, and figured out it was because the computer was turned off the hard way (power button pressed for a few seconds, or AC power cord disconnected).

To mount it I found out that running a very simple command in the terminal would force Ubuntu to mount it, or if you have access to the Windows O.S., simply restart your computer the correct way, and it you won’t need to force mount it.


Difficulty level: Easy

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How to Make a Backup of Elgg with Softaculous

In this article, I will give you a step by a step guide on how to backup your entire Elgg site using Softaculous. Sign in to your cPanel and follow these steps:

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How to Put Your CMSMS Metatags on Autopilot

What i love about CMS Made Simple and Smarty Templating engine is that many issues can be solved with very little effort.
As we all know, maintaining a website can sometimes become fairly painful and time consuming. This can also involve setting and maintaining Meta tags.

Some of you probably know there are SEOTools modules or Autometa plugins that can help in these terms, but as I am not a big fan of using modules when there is no real need for it, I want to show you how easy it is to setup automated Meta tags with nothing but Smarty and our content. Learn More

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