I've got a hard drive with personal files I need. Long story short, when I tried to update from 13.10 to 14.04, Ubuntu flipped out and bricked, and now it won't boot. I want to just do a fresh install ...
a friends HDD is having some major issues and i am trying to recover data. Windows will blue screen due to the hdd failure, even using another PC with windows installed the diskmanagement tool hangs ...
Can you run foremost without a LiveCD or LiveUSB? Because from what I have read (the Data Recovery page of Ubuntu), it says that you need one.