Originally Posted by wol-va-rine
as ATF stated, there is absolutely no need for all the hassle of installing an OS, all you need to do is taken ownership of the files/folders, it's pretty easy and a lot quicker...
I have tried this but still get the message ""access denied- owner folder is unaccessible". sorry to inform you so late but i already had full control of the folder. so i did not need do anything by changing security setting. so it must be something else
also, the shock happened by my carelessly used a hammer to take out a wood block from a tv desk to make it into pc desk with the pc still on the tv desk (took me few min. to do it)
Originally Posted by Russel
Give Ubuntu a try first. I think it has a easyer interface to understand. At least for me.
okay i tried live linux ubuntu version and was able to get into the folder and copy the files I needed! Now I have just one question waiting to be answered so please answer if you have answer to it:
I have a 160 GB seagate HD on external enclosure where i have already created 4 mounted partitions a long time ago (none of them has any OS) which all have datas already. therefore, how do I install Ubuntu OS on JUST ONE partition without erasing all the other partitions data. The installation method is still confusing to me because it looks like it is asking to me reformat all the partitions if i choose the entire disk 1st option and for 2nd option: specify partitions manually (advance) what should i do if i just want to have it installed on one partitions out of 4 partitions on my HD