File Recovery Help

May 25, 2004
Okay earlier today I installed partitioned my harddrive and installed Ubuntu Linux. I ultimately want to transfer all my files from the my Windows NTFS partition to the ext2 partition Ubuntu is installed on.

The problem: Windows won't boot, and Ubuntu says I don't have the rights to access that partition.

How can I either fix the partition or at least off load the files to Ubuntu's partition?

Also how do I get write previlages for my external harddrive under Ubuntu, and what is the easiest way to install software from a source tarball?

Thanks in Advance.