Trying to recover failing HD but Knoppix only sees recovery partition.
The HD in my Sony Vaio suddenly won't boot and all attempts to repair it have failed. All I care about at this point is recovering the data, so I tried to access it with Knoppix. After a "dirty drive" error message, I was able to view the contents. The problem is that it seems to only be recognizing the Sony recovery partition and not the Windows/Data partition. The drive size is detected at less than 10 gigs when it is actually 250GB.
I am completely green when it comes to Linux. How can I access the data partition so I can back it up to an external USB drive?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.