looking for a very light linux distro or PartedMagic hashes to run only usb

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i'm looking for a very light linux distro to boot via usb stick mbr (not UEFI ) just to delete some files I can not access via windows

    and is there a list of Parted Magic hashes ?
    in the past there was a list , can't find anymore

    about Parted Magic there some included tools (like erase disk) very cool

    thanks
     
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  4. mantra

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    Hi
    does it include Parted Magic erase disk ?
    or an ssd erase disk with gui?
    thanks
    I would like to do it offline , for example delete the file inside of the folder System Volume Information
    thanks
     
  5. zapjb

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    You want to delete windows files using an offline distro booted from a flash drive? Just about any distro will do it as long as it can see the file it can delete it.
     
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    load it under windows pe maybe even work under recovery envierment
     
  7. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    mantra,

    You can delete selected files or everything in System Volume Information using TeraByte Explorer. It's in BootIt, IFL and TBWinRE.
     
  8. mantra

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    hi Brian
    but TeraByte Explorer is not so spartan ,can't even use my mouse ,looks total commander beta version
    thanks Brian
     
  9. Brian K

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    mantra,

    Don't be misled by the appearance of TeraByte Explorer. It's very powerful as an Explorer and Partitioning app. To delete files in the System Volume Information folder...

    Open TeraByte Explorer (tbexplo.tbs)
    File Explorer
    scroll down to Mount/Unmount a drive path identifier. Enter
    select your Windows partition. Enter
    press Ctrl + o (that is the alpha o, not a zero)
    you now see Options
    use the Spacebar to put an X in
    View hidden files
    View system files
    press Enter
    select System Volume Information
    press Enter
    select what you like and press Delete on the keyboard
    select Delete directory and press Ctrl + <P> to answer for all
    press Esc to Exit Explorer
     
  10. mantra

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    hi Brian
    thanks , always the best!
     
  11. Brian K

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    Let me know if my instructions are inadequate.
     
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