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Thread: HDD Trouble - Reinstall ?

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    HDD Trouble - Reinstall ?

    Hey.
    I am in deep trouble. I still don't know if I am having problems with hard disks or with motherboard booting them, but this has gone too far. I had two Seagate barracuda hard disks, one 500gb and 250 gb. First I installed Ubuntu, after a while I decided that I needed windows for a few games and then I fixed GRUB, so for a while everything went fine, until I got "blue screen of death" in windows and couldn't boot Windows anymore (installed windows on 250 gig HD ).
    Now a while has passed and I have lived without games and whola - today I tried to boot up my PC and I got "Please select proper boot device". My 250 GB HD is gone, my motherboard doesn't load it. I still have my 500 GB HD and I thought Ubuntu is installed on it, but with the other drive gone I can't boot up Ubuntu anymore. I inserted LiveCD and tried to fix grub - I did fix it, but Now I am getting "Error 21:" i think it stands for "Wrong disk selected".
    I can see all my files via LiveCD, but I can't boot ubuntu anymore.

    What to do ? Should I reinstall Ubuntu? Can I do that no loosing data ? Or is there a way I can fix this ?

    Please help me!

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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: HDD Trouble - Reinstall ?

    Check hdd boot order in bios to make sure the linux one is first. That may work.
    -merlin

  3. #3
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    Re: HDD Trouble - Reinstall ?

    Have you tried using System Rescue CD? http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page

    I always keep a copy handy in my laptop bag to troubelshoot/fix any issues I may run into.
    Registered Linux user #39144

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