Originally Posted by uljana
Before loading Ubuntu we put all my information on an external hard drive. Now, when I plug in the external hard drive it is recognized but claims it is unreadable, that I am not the owner & therefore don't have permission to access or the permission to change the permissions. Please help me get my data back. The windows half of my computer is not even recognizing the external hard drive so I can't find another solution.
1. What is the filesystem of the external hard drive? If it is EXT2 or 3, you might want to try downloading the filesystem reader for windows of ext filesystems here: www.fs-driver.org
2. I have never used Ubuntu, but is it possible to switch user in Ubuntu to Root, which would give you permissions, and then read the information off the drive that way?
Good luck, and welcome to Linux