Not a problem to access the install from the liveCD;
One needs to know what hard drive the system is installed to and what partition they want to access. <snip>
I do see and can access MY HD but when trying to download and install programs or drivers etc. the live cd/dvd will attempt to write to the temporary ram drive it created rather than to MY disk. I have seen now way that prompts for options and there in lies the rub for me.
Once I am in with the live CD is there a way to by session default write to my disk?