So somebody is letting me use their laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 on it, as my own laptop is currently needing repairs. I'm very new to Linux in general, so it's like I'm learning computers all over again.
At the moment, I would like to use my 3 TB Seagate External Hard drive, but it doesn't seem to be working on here. For a while, I got no reaction from plugging it in aside from the Hard Drive turning on; the laptop didn't seem to acknowledge its existence. Just briefly today, however, it noticed it when I plugged it in. It then disappeared, and I received this
As I mentioned before, I'm very new to Linux as a whole, so I can't derive a whole lot of information from this. Another problem is that the person letting me use this laptop doesn't know their password, so I'm restricted from using a lot of commands. If at all possible, I'd like a method that doesn't require the password, or if you happen to know how, a way to reset the password.
If you need me to provide any more information, I'll do as much as I can. Any help would be appreciated.