"Windows Skipped - SOLUTION FOUND - THANKS!
by DeadLacie - 7/13/09 6:28 PM In reply to: I'd skip Windows for this. by R. Proffitt Moderator
Thanks R. Proffitt. Your suggestion was taken and a correct one at that. I used Ubuntu and was able to access the RAW partition with ease.
I wanted to add this to my posting in hopes that it will help someone else in the same position as I was. Here is what I did to retrieve my data. Note that in my case the drive was functioning but that I just could not access the RAW partition of the drive.
1. Attach target drive to machine. In my case a 500mb Seagate SATA drive.
2. Download ISO image of UBUNTU Desktop edition. It's open source and free (and cool).
3. Burn ISO to 80 minute CDR.
4. Set computer to boot from CDROM.
5. Boot from the Ubuntu CD and select to boot without installing the OS.
6. Once Ubuntu loads you will have access to all the drives on your system. At least, in my case I had access to NTFS WinXP drives and the target Seagate drive that was Linux.
7. Open the partition and copy all your files from that partition to one of your NTFS drives/partitions. NOTE that you will have to have enough space on your other drive(s) to copy everything over.
That was it. I now have all my data on my NTFS drives.
Thanks for the others who communicated on this thread."
Thank you DeadLacie. You made it sound simple!
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