I've never used Ubuntu and my Dell PC with Vista crashed and would not boot, so I made an Ubuntu CD, v11.04. Now I would like to recover my data.
But I do not see my hard drive on the Disk Utility, under Storage Devices.
I chose the option to "try Ubuntu without making changes to my PC" and I am able to boot and navigate around Ubuntu, so my hard drive clearly isn't dead, but I can't directly access it. (I'm typing this from another PC.)
My problem seems similar to the rather old thread linked below. I sort of understand what needs to be done, but typing in commands and the actual steps to take are beyond my comprehension... Uh. NTFS partitions, what?