I have a problem and this isn’t really my area and am not able to find a good solution.
Basically I have two Hard Disks
In the 500 G HDD > I have windows running
In the 1000 G HDD > I have Ubuntu running
A couple of days back, due to high voltage my SMPS sparked out. I took it to the service center and they changed my SMPS and updated BIOS.
From then on, BIOS doesn’t boot into Ubuntu (1000 G HDD) and directly boots into WINDOWS (500 G HDD).
The 1000 G HDD is detected by the BIOS. I can see it in the BIOS settings. I can change the boot order between the TWO HDDs
Using F10 I tried to boot from the 1000 G HDD and instead got a PXE error. BIOS was not able to boot from 1000G and have tried to ‘Boot from Network’ resulting in the error. I Disabled the ‘Boot from Network’ option.
I even disconnected 500 G HDD and tried using only the 1000 G. It simply said “Reboot and Select proper Boot device”
When I boot into WINDOWS, under Disk Management, I can see that the 1000 G Hard Disk is in a Good State
Finally I borrowed a USB with Ubuntu and booted into it. It provided the option to TRY UBUNTU without actually installing it. I used that option – logged in – and was able to see all my DATA in the 1000 G HDD intact
I didn’t partition my 1000 G HDD when I installed Ubuntu – so all my data lies in the single partition (nearly 400 G of DATA). Hence I’m not open for Re-installing the OS (And I also think it isn’t needed).
It’d be of great help if someone can point me in the correct direction through which I can boot into UBUNTU without losing my DATA.