[SOLVED] Complete Newb- a few questions, urgent help please.
I'm a complete noob when it comes to linux, so please avoid asking me the most complex of questions.
All i know is.
I have a 20gig hard drive with Linux 12 on it. I also have my old windows hard drive which is 500g which i have sucessfully mounted, and I wish to recover the data off it and put onto another hard drive to be accessed when i reinstall windows (XP). The other hard drive i'm talking about is a USB external hard drive 100g.
i have managed to mount the external hard drive but it always says i don't have write permission. And to make things worse, my father disonnected it, so now its no longer mounted, but there are still files that were created from making it, in the root directory (/mnt/backup)?
How can I mount it again, under a new file name or whatever, and be able to write to it, while being able to be later accessed by windows.
I don't mind if there are pointless folders made in the process, i'm only bent on recovering my data from the old windows drive.
Thanks if you can make any sense of this.