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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    It could only detect the DVD. Also, I have no spare hard drive, except of an external one.
    EDIT: I tried changing the boot order and moving the hdd last but it is stuck again...
    Last edited by stamatiou; April 1st, 2013 at 05:36 PM.

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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    So, just boot with the ubuntu cd in the dvd drive. Is that not working?
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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    Yes it does, but how do I install it? I tried to boot the live cd and then connect the hard drive, but it did not detect it...

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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    Does BIOS see drive at all, if shown in BIOS you should be able to see it in Ubuntu.

    Post this from liveCD:

    sudo fdisk -lu
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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    Quote Originally Posted by stamatiou View Post
    Yes it does, but how do I install it? I tried to boot the live cd and then connect the hard drive, but it did not detect it...
    I hope you didn't connect the disk with the machine powered on. This is not a server with hot-plug disks, on standard desktop machines you can't connect disks while it's powered on. It should be powered off.

    Connect the disk and then boot with the ubuntu cd. Open terminal and post the output of the command oldfred posted. You can also post the output of this command:
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    sudo parted -l (small L)
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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    the bios does not detect the hard drive and the command gives no output

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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    When the disk is connected, the bios gets stuck and does not boot from any source

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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    If BIOS cannot see drive, no system will be able to see drive as BIOS lets systems know what hardware is available.
    You then might try another system, but it sounds like drive died in the middle of all of this. May just be coincidence.
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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    Quote Originally Posted by stamatiou View Post
    When the disk is connected, the bios gets stuck and does not boot from any source
    But that doesn't mean you can connect sata disks online. That is one of the ways to kill a disk.

    If the bios doesn't see it, it's either dead or there is another huge problem with it. One thing is for sure, if bios can't recognize it, you can't use it ain the machine, it's like it's not there.

    Try connecting it to another machine to see if it wil detect it.
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    Re: Can't boot after using dd

    Ok, I found an old laptop and took the hard drive out of it and plugged it in mine. Now the system can boot but when I plug the bootable usb in, it freezes... :/

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