Resposting this here from the linux thread.
> I installed Linux Mint over a week ago, because of Windows messed up system of shutting off, broke it, then deleted linux, windows was still broke, deleted windows and reinstalled it from scratch. But thats on my main drive.
>My secondary drive (2 raided HDD, 1tb, 500gb each) was another victim of my installing of linux, never worked on Linux, doesn't work now on my fresh install of Windows.
>When I try to boot into Linux Mint live CD, it tells me that I should boot fix my drive (which I can't, or don't know how) or mount it as Read only.
>I intend on doing the latter, in order to back it up, format it, get rid of the shitty useless raid, install Linux mint in one of them and format the other one in NTFS to use it as my secondary drive for windows...
>Well, how do I boot into Linux Mint Live USB with my /sdb1 and /sdb2 into read only? Or in windows? I don't care, the only thing i want is to back it up and get over with this over a week long nightmare
>tldr: how do I mount a corrupted internal hard drive into read only state in a Linux Mint live usb (or any other live SO or Windws for that matter) in order to back up the data
>note: my drive is not in a software raid, it's in 2 specific SATA ports for making it raid that ASUS dedicated in the motherboard.
Currently in Linux Mint safeboot mode, because the drive wasn-t letting me boot in normal mode, i can see it in the file manager program, but cannot mount it...