If it is, it might be that the live CD doesn't have the drivers for it included-it said it worked with 11.10, but not anything newer or older.
Backups are amazing. 99% of data loss can be prevented by spending less than $100 on an external drive.
If you have seen an error, there is a good chance someone else has, too. Google is your friend.
So, thanks to gordintoronto for linking that page, and thanks to Ubun2to for the semi-complete troubleshooting help.
Last edited by aaronfranke; August 7th, 2012 at 01:13 AM.