I have a system with 2 HDs and some different OS, mainly Windows98 and OS/2 (eCS 1.0) but also linux and beos, all of them bootable from OS/2 boot manager.
I don't know why but now I only can boot Windows98 because the others freeze during boot process.
I would like at least to recover my 5 years old PMMAIL post that is aparently untouched in a HPFS partition that do not hold OS/2 system.
>For some strange reason I canot boot OS/2 CD alone or with inicialization floppies. The booting stops when it loads IBMFLPPY.ADD. Sometimes with lhe floppy led on other times with it off.
I tried to boot a floppy based linux (tomsrtbt) but it freezes too.
The only think that works fine is the terrible Windows98.
I downloaded DFSee but did not change anything because I am affraid of messing up all (very hard to use this program securely).
Well, can you tell me a way I can save to my second HD my HPFS PMMAIL directory?
If I could do this, I would format the first problematic HD, install everything again and recover my precious messages.
I tried this with DFSee:
part 8 (first hd, second hpfs partition)
dirfind s \PMMAIL -l:*.*
recover L:\ *.*
The program seem to find all the files in the partition but I could not manage to transfer them to another place. I used for L above the LVM letter of my second hd hpfs partition; the LVM letter of a FAT16 partitions of the same hd and the DOS letter of one of the mounted partitions under DOS. I allways get the message 0 files recovered.
I suppose this is because DFSee seems to be in Read mode. I do not find in documentation how to change it to Write mode.
Anything I can do before to format my hd and lost my mail?
PS: am I in the right forum?