I am attempting to use Ubuntu to rescue files from a Windows pc. I am using Ubuntu for the first time, so I am a complete novice. I am asking for assistance to find the files on the pc.
I have a Windows PC with 2 installed hard disks, 1 is partitioned and includes the C drive.
I am able to boot up the pc using Ubuntu on a USB stick. The PC will not boot without it as it asks for a boot device.
When in Ubuntu the only device shown in dash is the floppy drive. In the bios drop down list the hard drive does not show up as a boot option.
In Terminal having written
sudo fdisk -l I get the following:
Disk /dev/sda:31.9 GB, 31876710400 bytes......... Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 39232 62259199 31109984 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Being a novice, I do not know how to mount the Windows partitions c, d and e to be able to see the files I want.
Using instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions I typed in the Terminal:
sudo mkdir /media/fat_partition sudo mount -t vfat -o defaults,user,exec,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=000 /dev/sda1 /media/fat_partition
I get the message
mount: special device dev/sda1 does not exist.
I am following instructions parrot fashion, not understanding what I am doing so if anyone feels they have the answer to this newbie's question I would be grateful for simple steps.