I was using Fedora linux and my hard drive crashed. I paid to have the hard drive recovered to a portable drive (name is
passport). I scrapped the previous computer (it was getting old
and annoying to update Fedora) so now I am using Ubuntu linux. When I plug the portable drive in, I think the mount is automatic. But, when I
- tried to use the command line at
/media/whatever/markleedsto see the actual data, I got "access denied".
- tried to use the file manager and click on a directory or copy a directory to my actual hard drive, I get "error copying whatever". Click for more details says "access denied".
They told me that they used the ext4 file format but I cannot figure out
why I can't get access.
sudo cd doesn't work because it seems that you
have to create shell first? The owner is 1000 which may be the source of
If they used the wrong file format by accident, would that cause the access problems? Thanks for any tips, pointers. The company I am using is trying again with the hope that something was done incorrectly the first time.
Is it safer to recover using say NTFS or something else and then converting to ext4?