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Old 12-23-2017, 06:50 AM   #1
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Weird HDD issue.


So I decided to format Ubuntu in bios mode and decided to reinstall it along with Kali in uefi. I remember encrypting it sda-5 crypt along home folder encryption. As I installed Kali, I booted up the pc, it started giving 'hard-disk failure issues' and then after turning off legacy mode, it didn't show the grub bootloader as well. I can boot up a live cd to check whether my HDD is alive or not, it is alive, I can partition it and everything. However problem arises when I try to do a harddisk diagnostic check offered by hp which tells me to 'install a harddrive'. The catch is, the harddrive can be detected, partitioned and everything. However the pc cannot recognise the grub oaded and boot into any os but keep on showing 'hard drive' not found. Any insights ?
 
Old 12-23-2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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To clarify, You currently have Ubuntu and Kali both installed in UEFI mode, correct? You are NOT trying to dual boot with one system in UEFI and one in BIOS(legacy)?

What are the "hard-disk failure issues" you are referring to?
 
Old 12-23-2017, 10:24 PM   #3
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Ubuntu was in bios. Kali was in uefi. However, the HDD stopped showing up in the bios but is still recognised by Linux live cd (Kali and ub)

The bios cannot detect the HDD, however, I can partition it and install systems except that it can't be mounted by the pc when I boot it up. I'll simply overwrite everything with zeros. It was encrypted by Ubuntu with sda-5 and I suppose it's avoiding anything from accessing it.
 
Old 12-24-2017, 07:32 AM   #4
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You either use BIOS or you use UEFI to boot your computer.

I expect your first installation has been over written by the UEFI boot partition from the other installation, & your computer is in BIOS mode.
 
Old 12-25-2017, 06:41 AM   #5
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Is the harddrive older as 18 months? older as 18 months qualifies it for myself as unrelyable. Won'T fix as hardware issues most likely

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but keep on showing 'hard drive' not found.
Are you using native mode in uefi or not?

Older modes are not supported by these days tools. So when you run emulation, to get windows 95 running, do not cry that your fancy pants tools than do not work. advanced features are disabled which these tools rely on.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 04:03 PM   #6
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Is the harddrive older as 18 months? older as 18 months qualifies it for myself as unrelyable. Won'T fix as hardware issues most likely
This is quite nonsensical. Just because you are afraid of HDDs older than 18 months doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them. Your fears and paranoia don't translate into actual problems by others. There are HDDs with five year warranties which can and do last much longer. Considering you don't know what the OP owns you shouldn't be projecting your fears. Also don't you mean unreliable ?

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You either use BIOS or you use UEFI to boot your computer.
I expect your first installation has been over written by the UEFI boot partition from the other installation, & your computer is in BIOS mode.
Actually it is possible to have both UEFI and non-UEFI bootloaders on the same disk. All modern OS .iso files can boot in either legacy BIOS or UEFI. However in this case only one OS will be visible in each mode. It is not recommended but could be done.

When you installed Ubuntu in legacy BIOS mode did you use Grub2 with a BIOS Boot Partition.

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:50 PM   #7
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Is the harddrive older as 18 months? older as 18 months qualifies it for myself as unrelyable. Won'T fix as hardware issues most likely
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I've had all of my hard drives for longer (a lot longer) than 18 months and none have failed yet. So, personally I could not agree with you that a hard drive is "unreliable" after 18 months. Not sure where your getting that idea from ??
 
  


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