I finally got around to making a LiveUSB of Fedora 17.
I used it on another laptop that can boot from USB, and saw that the hard drive shows up under Places.
So, yes, the hard drive can be reached from live media, but only if it works!
Thanks Kees and wpgwpg. You guys pointed out it was the hard drive/BIOS, but I guess I had to learn it the hard way
Thanks to everybody for the replies and suggestions.
Happy New Year!
Not sure if this is a Linux or Hardware question, I guess it's a bit of both, so...
I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop. The hard drive does not work at all.
I finally made a LiveCD using Fedora 17 LXDE, and it runs fine.
I want to know if there's a way to access the hard drive from the Fedora LiveCD in order see the files on it.
Any advice greatly appreciated.