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Locate Unbuntu Files

I have a hard drive that had windows 7 and Unbuntu on it.

I am in the process of pulling the files of the hard drive do to computer motherboard failure.

I see the windows info no problem, but not the Unbuntu info.

The hard drive is 160GB and I see two partitions.

One is 98GB and one is 100mb.

98GB is the windows.

I am using a hard drive docking station on a windows vista system.  I am assuming that is why I don't see the unbuntu info?

If anyone can give me some advice on how to retrieve these files that would be great.

Thanks,
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If you want to clone the Linux partition(s) to a new drive, have a look at the liket of: http://clonezilla.org/

If you want to boot to Linux and play, have a look at the likes of:
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/
What are you using to view the partitions? A Windows system? Windows knows nothing of Linux file-systems and so you won't be able to see those partitions as drive-letters. But you should also see the that there is one or more "unknown" partitions when you look into diskmanagement.

Anyway, to be able to mount and copy data from your ubuntu file-system you'll have to start the disk from a Linux distribution, I suggest using the PartedMagic LiveCD. With it you can easily mount Windows and Linux partitions, and copy the data you need to a USB disk or network location:

http://partedmagic.com
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rindi,

I will check that out and post back.  Thanks for the info.
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