LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
vinshe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: India
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
data recovery from crashed disk. on boot grub promt appears


Hi Friends,

I have a problem. My 8 GB IDE Hard disk has crashed. It is loaded with Linux and Win 98 OS. The hard disk is getting detected by BIOS. On boot attempt, I am getting grub promt. I think mbr is bad. I am new to linux and grub. PLEASE HELP me to recover the data, mainly on Windows 98.

Last edited by vinshe; 10-16-2005 at 07:04 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2005, 07:24 AM   #2
b0nd
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Slackware, BackTrack, Windows XP
Posts: 1,020

Rep: Reputation: 45
Re: data recovery from crashed disk. on boot grub promt appears

Quote:
Originally posted by vinshe
Hi Friends,

I have a problem. My 8 GB IDE Hard disk has crashed. It is loaded with Linux and Win 98 OS. The hard disk is getting detected by BIOS. On boot attempt, I am getting grub promt. I think mbr is bad. I am new to linux and grub. PLEASE HELP me to recover the data, mainly on Windows 98.
Hello,
How could you say that it has been crashed ?
O/S conflication ( e.g not being able to boot any o/s) is different than hard disk crash.
plz. provide some more information that what you did before all this happened.

regards
 
Old 10-16-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
gnukish
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Neverland
Distribution: Slackware / Ubuntu
Posts: 171

Rep: Reputation: 30
no problemo....vinshe.You can use your boot floppy. You set ur first boot device to floppy.You boot into MS-DOS and you see the familiar prompt.Now type "fdisk /mbr"

==========
C:\>fdisk /mbr
==========

Press ctrl+alt+delete. Windows98 alone will be there. Boot into it and backup data you want.

If you tell the linux distro you are using currently we can also fix the linux partition because some distros (old use grub 0.93) some new distros use (grub version above 1).

Some info on that regard and I will help you. For now with a fixed windows, atleast you can have half ur hdd back.

Cheerz
 
Old 10-17-2005, 10:03 AM   #4
vinshe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: India
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks gnukish and ruudra,

The hard disk problem occurred due to improper shut down because of power failure.

I am using red hat linux v6.5.

Today morning the problem is aggravated.

I used seagate disk manager for diagnosis and copied mbr. After that, Bios is not detecting hard disk and I am not able to see hard disk.

Is there anyway to retrive hdd.

vinshe
 
Old 10-17-2005, 10:10 AM   #5
b0nd
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Slackware, BackTrack, Windows XP
Posts: 1,020

Rep: Reputation: 45
Hello,
i've an alternate way of retriving the data ( b'coz using rescue cd's or fixing mbr may not be helpful now )

Have u ever plugged out your hard disk out of your cabinate box ?
its a regular routine for me atleast..
so if you could do it then plug it out.......connect it to some other system ( may be yr friends ) and see if yr hard disk still alive......if its then backup your data and after formatting it try installing it again on yr system,

regards

regards
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:55 AM   #6
vinshe
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: India
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
hard disk crash

Thanks ruudra,

I tried to connect hard disk to my friends system but it is not getting detected.

Any other alternative pl!

regards

vinshe
 
Old 10-17-2005, 03:30 PM   #7
b0nd
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: Slackware, BackTrack, Windows XP
Posts: 1,020

Rep: Reputation: 45
Hello vinshe,
try detecting it on some other systems......
if still won't be able to......then better take it to your vendor otherwise enjoy the funeral ceremony ( lol )

regards
 
Old 09-11-2006, 06:18 AM   #8
recoveryguru
Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Attach you IDE hard disk as secondary slave to any other PC other than where it was earlier installed, then download a good data recovery software, now the problem is to choose best data recovery software.

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated many data recovery softwares. but I found one data recovery software almost excellent.

As you have two OS in your crashed hard disk one is windows 98 and another one is Linux.
To recover your data from your Windows 98 operating system use Recovery for FAT and NTFS and from Linux Operating system Recovery for Linux


I tried this software two or more times and BINGO!!!!and get all my files back.....

Really a great piece of software.........

thanks

Last edited by Tinkster; 09-11-2006 at 01:47 PM. Reason: mod-edit - removed commercial plug
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can't repartiton hard drive for a dual boot because disk contains data near end andy101 Linux - Newbie 3 11-14-2005 01:52 PM
I need a BOOT PROMT SAnton Linux - Newbie 9 09-28-2005 01:06 PM
Grub (error 17) won't boot after new motherboard/vid card.. boot disk anyone? r3dhatter Linux - Newbie 5 02-16-2005 06:52 PM
Crashed program re-appears on evry startup in KDE sfbence Linux - Newbie 1 02-29-2004 12:28 PM
Grub Dual Boot Mandrake 9.2 and Win2000 Invalid Boot Disk larsenmtl Linux - Newbie 1 02-01-2004 03:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration