Hi guys, drs305!
One of them days I turned off my IBM T23 with a push of a power button because it had froze. Upon restarting it, I was greeted with a blinking cursor and the following message:
“ls” gives “(hd0), (hd0,msdos5), (hd0,msdos1) (fd0)”
error: hd0 read error
My guess is that the partition table is intact, hard drive is not dead, grub2 can't see the first block and hence can't boot. I finally logged into LiveCD account (took about 40 minutes with the specs) and tried to mount the drives to save the data. Nautilus didn't show any. Then I remembered (!) that the “/home” partition was encrypted at the install time. BTW it is Mint Katya (11).
Anyways, when in “grub rescue” mode I can't load any modules, heck, I can't list any folders with “” (giving me the “error: hd0 read error”) presumably because of encrypted disks. Which btw can't be mounted in the Live-environment.
I am thinking of using LiveCD to re-install grub2 or try to mount encrypted drives through the magic of … hell, I am not too sure how to mount encrypted drives in live-environment. I searched but to no avail. I am not even sure what encryption type is on the HD.
Do you guys have any ideas on the "pickle" of an issue?