Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have two hard drive install on a system, one with Fedora installed, and one with Windows. They are NOT dual booting and they do not power on at the same time.

I disconnected from the Fedora hard drive and connected to the Windows hard drive to do some work, but after I connected back to the Fedora hard drive, the system won't boot. It says no system install and insert boot disk.

I know the Fedora OS is still there because when I connected the hard drive to another computer I can still see all the files.

One assumption I came up with is that the system BIOS is UEFI BIOS and Fedora is installed using LVM, and there might be a conflict there, but I am not sure.

Any help on the issue?

Thanks in advance.

share|improve this question

UEFI has nothing to do with the filesystem in question. There are a few options. The MBR went toes up. The drive went kaput (it's a technical term), or perhaps the drive did not get connected back up all the way. Does the BIOS see it? Does this system see it when booted to a live CD?

share|improve this answer
The hard drive is definitely connected, not sure how to see it with live CD. But BIOS definitely sees it. – YTKColumba Oct 9 '12 at 0:14
Get a liveCD like the Fedora install CD, SystemRescueCD, Debian, Ubuntu... anything like that. What do you get when you do fdisk -l? – UtahJarhead Oct 9 '12 at 1:38

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.