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  1. I froze my hard drive for three hours then booted up but got the error message "operating system missing" I rebooted off the Ubuntu cd and looked for the OS drive but it wasn't there. Dell is making me send back the hard drive within 15 days since they sent me a new one, and I'm all out of ideas. I might call dell support tomorrow and see what they have to say as a last option. Besides that, I might have to take the losses and move on.
  2. Thanks CurlingSteve, I might try posting this in another forum. The problem I encountered was that Ubuntu wouldn't recognize one of my flash drives, and I just tried another one today which worked, but now Ubuntu won't show the files anymore. They used to show up under the drive OS, but now that drive isn't listed. The hard drive may be shot for good.
  3. I don't have any other drives connected to that laptop.. It would be nice to have an external hard drive or something, but I don't.
  4. Hello, I have a dell inspiron 1520 laptop whose hard drive recently crashed. I contacted dell, and they immediately sent me a new hard drive, which i received, installed, and have working with vista. The only problem is, I have important files on the crashed hard drive and i don't know how to retrieve them. I created an Ubuntu CD, which works fine, and I'm able to open the files through Ubuntu, but the next step is finding a way to either get the file onto a USB flash drive or over my home network and onto my desktop computer. (There's probably over 10gb of files which I'd like to save.) I ha