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Basically, I've ran windows for about 4 years, and y'know, it's got a lot of stuff on the hard drive. I'm running Ubuntu Linux off of the live CD, and ...
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    Accessing my Hard Drive to view files while running live CD?


    Basically, I've ran windows for about 4 years, and y'know, it's got a lot of stuff on the hard drive.

    I'm running Ubuntu Linux off of the live CD, and need to access the hard drive. However, whenever I try and access it I get this error:


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Have you tried mounting it first?
    Right-click on the hard drive icon and select mount.
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    Ubuntu's mounting isn't that smart (unlike Knoppix's mounting--where you just click the drive and it automounts and opens with the correct permissions).

    Let's say your Windows drive is /dev/hda1 and it's NTFS. You'd go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and paste this code in
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    sudo mkdir /recovery
    sudo umount /dev/hda1
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /recovery -o nls=utf8,umask=0222
    Then go to the /recovery directory and you'll see your Windows files.

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    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir /recovery
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/recovery': File exists
    I tried making /windoze but it didn't work..

    I need a way of gettting rid of /recovery? As I'm sure nothing important's on it..

    Thanks for the replies!

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    The command for removing a directory is
    Code:
    sudo rm -r some_directory/

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    When say "it didn't work," what happened? Did you get an error? What was it?
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /windoze
    should work. To get rid of recovery
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /recovery

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    ^^I don't really tell you what happens because nothing happens to my knowledge? I did the commands you told me there with no luck, I also tried other combinations like : Recovery/ and others to no avail... =/

    This is so frustrating, as I can't format and lose all my data on my computer (It has vital schoolwork that hasn't been backed up.

    EDIT: I've just seen the 'remote desktop' feature..

    If any wants to do remote desktop and control my computer and do it I'd be more than happy to oblige..

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    It looks like RECOVERY is in the /media directory. Try the following in the terminal
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    cd /media
    ls
    If you then see the directory you can run that command to delete it. It appears you were trying to delete it from the / (root) of your system.

    The cd command is 'change directory' and is used for navigating your filesystem.

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    I ran the command as you said, and all it found was my plugged in USB device..

    This is getting frustraiting? Why can't I access my hard drive? =(. It's really important ...

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    It can't remove the /recovery directory because it looks as if you haven't created it.

    You did, however, create a directory called /Hello. So you can use that instead.

    The /Hello directory is created. If it weren't created, instead of "nothing" happening, you would have seen an error.

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