- I took out the hard drive from my Windows laptop.
- I inserted it into my Akasa Integral External Enclosure and plugged it via USB into my Ubuntu netbook.
- Ubuntu wasn't about to mount it automatically and gave me an error saying that the hard drive had problems and that I should "force" it to mount using a command.
- I opened a terminal and typed the following commands to mount the disk manually:
$ sudo mkdir /media/disk $ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/disk -o force $ cd /media/disk
$ sudo umount /dev/sdb1