Originally Posted by affinity
If Fedora sees the device you can try using dd to copy the image to your computer.
If OP cannot get the drive to be recognized on several different computers, then I really doubt that Fedora will see it--at least not automatically.
so the files are still there its a device descriptor error
what can be done to access the file system to retrieve these files or create a new boot record?
How are you concluding that the files are still there? Nothing in the log tells me that.
The entries relating to sda are probably not relevant. /dev/sda should be your main hard drive.
Try this for starters: After inserting the drive, open a terminal, enter "su" to become root, and enter "fdisk -l" (ell, not one). Post the results here.