I freshly installed Fedora 14 and working fine till my 1 TB hard disk suddenly showed "SMART TRIPPED". I brought another 1 TB hard disk and thought about installing Windows XP on it and then copy data from Fedora.
So I put XP bootable into the DVD drive and on partition look-up, I selected the by best selection the biggest non partitioned drive 1TB (the Fedora drive contained two partitions of 500 MB and 950 GB) but I found XP is reporting some unknown OS may be there, so I skipped by pressing F3 to quit.
I found out that some 8 MB is already allocated from that non partitioned drive. (I do this as Fedora 14 disk utility though recognize the disk failed to do the formatting of this drive).
Now Fedora 14 failed to boot with "unrecognized"
I assume my boot record/MBR is corrupted. Trying to recover using the Fedora 14 installation cd, but strange enough, as I read in a forum, there is no rescue mode in the boot menu. I have these five options listed.
- Boot (Basic Video)
- Verify and Boot
- Memory Test
- Boot from local drive.
I tried 1,3 and 5 and 1/3 boot from DVD as live user. While 5 is similar to that I get "unrecognized" without DVD
How can I rescue the system?