I just installed a new HDD in my computer. I booted up and formated it in NTFS and copied about 500 GB of Videos onto it. My computer (few hours later) froze while a was watching a video off that drive.
I had to do a hard reset. Upon reboot the computer tried to boot of that drive which gave me an
BOOTMBR missing error which I than followed by changing the boot order. Now that drives doesn't show up in my Unity Taskbar (to be mounted). The Disk utility now shows that the drive has 2 unallocated partitions and 2 partitions of unknown type and content (which previously only had 1 partition).
Disk Utility Image
Calling a fdisk for that drive gave me the following:
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb [sudo] password for zereox: Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders, total 3907029168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x2052474d This doesn't look like a partition table Probably you selected the wrong device. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 ? 6579571 1924427647 958924038+ 70 DiskSecure Multi-Boot Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sdb2 ? 1953251627 3771827541 909287957+ 43 Unknown Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sdb3 ? 225735265 225735274 5 72 Unknown Partition 3 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sdb4 2642411520 2642463409 25945 0 Empty Partition table entries are not in disk order
I haven't tried to format the drive as I hope to save something from it, but does anyone know of how to fix it?