I have a Dell external hard disk and when I plug it in it shows the disk name alone and nothing more and when tried to open it, it's asking for format. How should I recover my data before formatting??? Can I do the recovery on a Linux based system??
Whenever I format a drive either through the nautilus interface of right click > format... or even through command line use of mkfs, the drive will always be read only when the format is complete. I've followed the instructions here: terminal method of formatting storage drive and here: external hard disk is READ ONLY but so far nothing has worked.