Originally Posted by Didier Spaier
Hello, welcome to LQ.
You need first to know what is the name of your dying HD, as given by the kernel.
I suppose it is an USB one. So launch a terminal and become root (with the command 'su', or 'sudo su' if you use Ubuntu)
Then plug your HD, wait a few seconds for it to sync, then type 'dmesg|tail'
You'll see, for instance a line with 'sdb: sdb1'
Then issue for instance the command 'mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /mnt' if you want to use the /mnt mount point.
Adapt accordingly if your drive has another name or if you want to use another mount point.
I am using System Rescue (not sure what Linux that is). I have been using ntfs-3g -o force command.
The 2 drives:
Good drive (usb)
I guess I really don't understand the mounting points. I made a folder called backup on the good drive and am trying to mount that so i can just:
cp * /mnt/windows (the bad drive so i can copy all of it) /mnt/backup
But on either drive i can only mount using the mounting point /mnt/windows. Anything says it can't find that directory.
so i can't run the command.
cp * /mnt/windows /mnt/windows that will not help me....am so lost please help!