Hard drives dis-appearing in 3 computers. BIOS/IDE controller virus?
It started on one laptop.
It froze, and I had to do hard -reboot. GRUB came up, and it attempted to reboot.
Then this error message:
mount by disk ID failed
mount /dev on /root/dev failed
mount /sys on /root/sys failed
mount /proc on /root/proc failed
target fs has no /sbin/init
busybox v 1 13 3 shel start
(initramsfs) with prompt
THEN I REBOOTED TO DISK 2 (HD1), TO Windows. It started, then shut down.
Then I pulled disk 2 (hd1), put in a Brand new drive, and did ddrescue to the new drive.
I booted the new drive, after placing it into HD bay 1 (hd0), and same problem as above, IN RED
Then I booted a Live CD, and tried to install 10.04 on top of the ddrescued image on the NEW drive. Installer could not delete conflicting files.
I put the NEW Disk, with the DDrescued image onto computer 2, on a USB port. It read. The next day, that computer froze up, and will not post to BIOS Screen.
I put the NEW ddrescued disk onto a third computer, and it now shows no bootable device (hard drive).
Where to start???