Very, very newbie question re: running rescue remix to recover data
I have a Dell XPS 410 (Windows XP) with an uncorrectable data error (blue screen), unmountable boot disk, etc. In other words the hard drive is toast. I'm trying to use ubuntu rescue remix to recover some pictures of my kids that were not backed up. I downloaded remix and burned the image onto a CD. However, I'm having trouble interpreting the ubuntu standard documentation and can't quite figure out what to do next and don't want to make matters worse by writing over the files i'm trying to salvage.
Is there anyone who can point me to some idiot-proof instructions to help me go about this? I'm talking abt stuff like "insert disk here, type X, wait for it to say Y and then do Z". Very, very basic stuff like that.
For what it's worth, all of the photos are in the My Documents folders of windows. And if I can also figure out how to retrive some Word doc (also in My Documents folder) all the better.
Any and all help wld be much appreciated (and would get me out of trouble w/my wife who's P.O.'d that I crashed the computer in the first place).