So I have installed the 12.10 ubuntu iso on my portable HDD.
It boots up, and it always comes up with the menu saying "try ubuntu" or "install ubuntu".
I tried to Install Ubuntu, but it said my computer has no OS so it said about erasing my partition, I am not sure which partition it wants to erase?
I am using Ubuntu ONLY because my Main "C" partition is in trouble due to Windows Registry Corruption that can't be fixed by the recovery/installation disk.
So I am looking forward to recover my files using TestDisk (which works but...) but, whenever I reach near 1.8 gb, it says there's no more freespace and doesn't copy the rest. I went to properties of the "File Systems" partitions and it has a limited freespace of around 1 gb or so.
I am guessing this is some kind of limitation that can be passed by fully installing ubuntu.
I have 3 main partitions.
1. C drive - Windows OS, corrupt with all my files which I am trying to get.
2. D drive - 50gb back up partition I made long time ago and "was" accessible, but when I started the ubuntu installation it got messed up. It only took 5 seconds before I had to forcefully shut it off.
3. My external HDD which my Ubuntu boots from, and I am trying to install the fully functional bootable version on.
How do I do this? and how am I able to extract my old files? TestDisk DOESN"T offer an option to copy the files to any other partition other than the existing ubuntu partition.
The existin ubuntu partition has some limited space, when my HDD has around 450gb of free space.
Also all files are erased after restart, probably because I am trying and haven't installed it yet.