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boot on disc - where to find?

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Hey, i had a link for this but i totally misplaced it - does anyone know of a distro which allows me to boot without installing the actual OS?
I have a HDD with information and i wish to access it without wiping it. I have ordered a new HDD to hook up but i want to access the files now.
Any suggestions?
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Seagate 320GB - 16MB Cache Samsung 18x18 DVD±RW Microsoft XP Professional HP W2207 
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My first attempt
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D 6600 @ 3.20GHz @ 1.33v Asus P5B-Deluxe BFG 8800GTS (640MB) 645/930 GeIL 2x1GB 800Mhz 1:1 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB - 16MB Cache Samsung 18x18 DVD±RW Microsoft XP Professional HP W2207 
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Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w Thermaltake Armour Black Razer Deathadder 1800dpi 
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post #2 of 4
knoppix....slax.....

knoppix: http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html
slax: http://www.slax.org/download.php
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe/NVME SSD Xigmatek Scylla 240 AIO Win10 Pro X64 Qnix QX2710LED @ 110hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Masterset MS121  EVGA G2 850 w/EVGA Black Cableset Lian Li Test Bench Cooler Master Masterset MS121  
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Great - just what i was looking for. THANKS +rep
My first attempt
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D 6600 @ 3.20GHz @ 1.33v Asus P5B-Deluxe BFG 8800GTS (640MB) 645/930 GeIL 2x1GB 800Mhz 1:1 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB - 16MB Cache Samsung 18x18 DVD±RW Microsoft XP Professional HP W2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w Thermaltake Armour Black Razer Deathadder 1800dpi 
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My first attempt
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D 6600 @ 3.20GHz @ 1.33v Asus P5B-Deluxe BFG 8800GTS (640MB) 645/930 GeIL 2x1GB 800Mhz 1:1 4-4-4-12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB - 16MB Cache Samsung 18x18 DVD±RW Microsoft XP Professional HP W2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700w Thermaltake Armour Black Razer Deathadder 1800dpi 
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post #4 of 4
You can do this with almost any distribution.

Examples:
Ubuntu
DSL (Damn Small Linux)
    
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1TB WD Green STOCK lol Windows 8 64-bit 
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AMD FX-6300 3.8Ghz 6-Core Asrock 990fx Extreme3 eVGA GeForce GTX650 1GB 1x8GB Corsair Vengeance 
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1TB WD Green STOCK lol Windows 8 64-bit 
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