I have 4 drives in my computer. All SATA. Drive A houses Vista/Ubuntu and the other 3 drives are simply backups.
I was in Vista playing a game when Vista crashed. I couldn't even CTRL ALT DEL so I just powered off and back on. Then I got Grub Error 22. So I rebooted. Grub Error 22. Hmm?? I reboot and check out BIOS and I only see 3 drives. My main drive was missing, which is where Vista/Ubuntu are. The other 3 drives are simply formatted with a single partition of EXT3 and house backup data. That's all they do.
I unplugged the other 3 drives and left my main drive plugged in and I was able to boot. So then I powered down and plugged in my other 3 drives and powered on. Then all 4 plugged in were fine and here I am on Ubuntu again.
But I have a few questions.
1 - What could Vista do that would cause my hard drive to disappear from BIOS? Is this a sign of Vista being Vista or a sign of potential hardware failure? The drive works perfectly fine otherwise.
2 - Why do I get a Grub Error 22? I mean, think about it... if the boot loader is on Drive A, yet Drive A is not seen, how does my system even know Grub exists to give me a Grub Error? Is it due to the fact my other 3 drives are in /etc/fstab and fstab is able to detect, oh, Linux partitions, unable to boot... BAM Grub Error? Or what?