I'm not even sure if I'm posting this in the correct thread, but here goes:
I personally have a desktop with a triple boot system consisting of Fedora Core 13, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Server 2008. However, Fedora isn't doing what I want it to do so I'm running a live Ubuntu disc. Here's what I want to do.
My wife's uncle sent me a hard drive that's basically dead and I'm attempting data recovery on it. It spins in an enclosure, Ubuntu can see it, but when I try to access it to either back up his documents to another external or a DVD I get the following error:
Could not display "/media/HP_PAVILLION".
Error: Error starting file "/media/HP_PAVILLION": input/output error
Please select another viewer and try again
When I try to simply copy and paste onto one of my NTFS partitions or my other external hard drive I get a different error:
There was an error copying the file into /
media\*Hard drive name*
and when I click Show more details I get "Can't open mountable file"
Is this a lost cause or does anyone have suggestions as to how I can rectify the situation?