I have a Hard disk, that worked yesterday but is no longer being recognized by BIOS. I think this is because I unplugged it while the computer was rebooting (I know this was stupid) and now I cant choose it as a boot option. However Ubuntu still recognizes the device and and I have since erased the drive using
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M
and then reformatted it by doing
sudo fdisk /dev/sda
sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
I then installed Xubuntu 13.10 from a CD onto the hard drive. The installation works correctly but when I restart the computer I still cant boot into the hard drive.
When I type (while running the CD OS)
sudo lshw -C disk
*-disk description: ATA Disk product: WDC WD1002FAEX-0 vendor: Western Digital physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sda version: 05.0 serial: WD-WMAW30714392 size: 931Gib (1TB) capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000d2121 *-cdrom ... ....
Also I'm pretty sure BIOS sees the drive because when I go to boot options it doesn't just say
though that is an option, it says
Hard Disk:WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0
and I'll set it to boot option #1 but unlike the CD in the boot device priority listing, the hard disk does not light up.
What could be causing this? What if anything can I do to try and resolve?
Thanks for any and all help.