I am thinking of trying to save a friend's documents from his Windows computer with LinuxMint 3 Live CD and openssh. His Windows has "gone sour" and won't start, but the documents are on the C: partition, so I should get them out before anything else.
My USB stick won't work in LinuxMint, and I think I should try copying the documents via the network.
I have done this with two LinuxMints, but I don't know whether new applications can be installed while using the LiveCD, and I guess the necessary packages are included on the Live version, or are they?
I ran into an unexpected problem: I don't know the username and password for loging into the LinuxMint LiveCD session.
Addition: Never mind this problem, I found the answers - yes, openssh can be installed and works - and I also found a way to set the password. I just did it in the Administration - User settings in the Live session.
But I will probably run into a new problem at some point. If the files are backed up on ext3 filesystem, how will I be able to copy them back to the Windows system? Will Windows's My Network Places be able to find the LinuxMint system?