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    Access/retrieve data from hard drives

    My desktop computer (Shuttle 64 bit with 4 processors)is not accepting keyboard. I cleaned it but it still is not working.

    It has two hard drives, I alternated between. One had xubuntu and the other has linux Mint.They have much music and video, 1.5 and 2 Terrabyte drives.

    When I use a docking station, trying to read from another computer data and transfer it, I get a "don't have permisson" window.

    My laptop has ubuntu 12.4, and windows 7.

    Is there a way to access the linux data, or enter password for permission? I used to have a partition, but reburning the updated linux, I didn't know how to set up a data partition.

    I would like to retrieve data from these, and then set one up as a data storage, with info available to other computers through a hard drive docking station..

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    Ubuntu on the laptop should be able to read the old linux partitions... unless you opted to encrypt your hard drive which is an option during setup for ubuntu and probably mint., if you did that you in trouble.... though if the machine still boots albeit without a keyboard you could fire it up and ssh in to transfer the data (rsync etc)

    you say you dont get permissions .. does that mean you can see the disk structure in your file manager but just cant copy anything ? or the disk is not even mounting ?

    if the disk is mounted but you cant access anything try from a terminal as root..

    sudo cp /media/mountpoint /home/user/backup

    just typing 'mount' will show you the mountpoint for the above
    resistance is...

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    It allowed access through the home folder
    2.0 TB Volume/home/michael/

    Thank you.


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