I have a newish (2 yrs old) Toshiba laptop that dual boots Win 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I think the HD is failing, having major issues in W7 and Ubuntu will not startup at all as of yesterday. Normally when I power up I get a purple screen with a list of options starting with the Ubuntu, then the Ubuntu recovery mode, then some check disk options, then Windows options. Today, that list is there, but the background is black, I can log into Windows but neither Ubuntu option works; when either selected it goes to a screen with dozens of lines of code looking text and then stops.
Using a new 12.04.1 CD that I burned today on a different PC, I can boot up the laptop, I can mount and view the W7 filesystem but when trying to mount the Ubuntu FS I get the following window:
Unable to mount 196 GB filesystem Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on dev/sda5, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
How can I get to those files on the home folder? I have lots and lots of my baby's pictures, only some are backed up to an external HD.
If I do a new install of Ubuntu will I be able to get to the old Home folder since it will create a new one? I don't know much about using the terminal so any help you may have will be greatly appreciated!
Freakin' out, -Kris