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Ubuntu Question.

Post #1 by Rogers Pancreas » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:19 pm

I'm having a little bit of a problem with the lady friend's computer right now. She has a PC running Windows 8 (total trash, I know), and it's throwing up Samsung's version of the blue-screen. I've downloaded Ubuntu version 15, and made a LiveCD which I'm currently running on her desktop to circumvent the whole blue-screen bullshit.

I cannot for the life of me mount her harddrive, though (or her until this thing's fixed, but that's neither here nor there.) I can see it in the Disks section. I can see the partition she has in place. And this is after I've scanned the bloody thing, and it tells me everything's "ok".

Where do I go from here? I'm just trying to pull her pictures off the fucking hard-drive. That's all. Nothing crazy, really.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Ubuntu Question.

Post #2 by vonbonds » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:41 pm

Rogers Pancreas wrote:I'm having a little bit of a problem with the lady friend's computer right now. She has a PC running Windows 8 (total trash, I know), and it's throwing up Samsung's version of the blue-screen. I've downloaded Ubuntu version 15, and made a LiveCD which I'm currently running on her desktop to circumvent the whole blue-screen bullshit.

I cannot for the life of me mount her harddrive, though (or her until this thing's fixed, but that's neither here nor there.) I can see it in the Disks section. I can see the partition she has in place. And this is after I've scanned the bloody thing, and it tells me everything's "ok".

Where do I go from here? I'm just trying to pull her pictures off the fucking hard-drive. That's all. Nothing crazy, really.

Any suggestions?


I had the same problem with a Lenovo T430s I got from work for my son. The fucking thing blue screened like crazy with Windows 7 after about 1-2 hours of use. It had a driver problem I couldn't hunt down and it is probably your issue too since the drive is showing as clean (mine did the same thing). I said fuck it and installed Debian Linux on it as my son is 7 and doesn't give a shit about what a computer is as long as it can run Minecraft and it's been running flawlessly since then. Your lady friend might not be as accommodating so I guess you will have to keep hunting down the driver issue which is my guess as to your problem.
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Re: Ubuntu Question.

Post #3 by rbochan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:35 am

Yep. My guess would be a hard drive issue causing the blue screen in Winders. You might see if the Ubuntu version you have includes gparted or some other partitioning tool that will allow you to manipulate the drive. That could tell you more.
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Re: Ubuntu Question.

Post #4 by Rogers Pancreas » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:30 pm

Well, fuck.

Off to the professionals we go.
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Post #5 by vf » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Did you try just plugging the hdd into another comp as a slave?
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Post #6 by cawbber » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:53 pm

Rogers Pancreas wrote:I'm having a little bit of a problem with the lady friend's computer right now. She has a PC running Windows 8 (total trash, I know), and it's throwing up Samsung's version of the blue-screen. I've downloaded Ubuntu version 15, and made a LiveCD which I'm currently running on her desktop to circumvent the whole blue-screen bullshit.

I cannot for the life of me mount her harddrive, though (or her until this thing's fixed, but that's neither here nor there.) I can see it in the Disks section. I can see the partition she has in place. And this is after I've scanned the bloody thing, and it tells me everything's "ok".

Where do I go from here? I'm just trying to pull her pictures off the fucking hard-drive. That's all. Nothing crazy, really.

Any suggestions?

May I suggest buying her dinner before you try to mount her?
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Re: Ubuntu Question.

Post #7 by VLoo » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:25 am

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