I've tried using the ls command:

(hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0)

Then I run ls on each one of them and I got the error:

Error: Filesystem is unknown 

But there is one (fd0) which takes some time to load and then it shows me this

Error: Failure reading sector 0x2 from 'fd0'

What can I do? I also have another disk that I unpluged when this happened. I think my Ubuntu was on it. But when I plug it in, I get:

(hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos5) (hd1,msdos1) (fd0) 

(so 2 more partitions?) again, ls on each of them does nothing. I also tried with set prefix and set boot but nothing happened. Note that if I unplug the main disk (the one with all the (hd0)), the computer doesn't load GRUB. So the Grub is on the HD0 but my Ubuntu I'm pretty sure was on my hd1.

  • askubuntu.com/questions/576631/… might help, can't say for sure, worth a read – Sumeet Deshmukh Apr 4 '17 at 5:31
  • thanks @SumeetDeshmukh for the answer but it don't do something :/ i don't know why the only partition that work is the FD0 and it tell me the failure reading sector 0x2 from 'fd0'... i might have to use a boot-repair ? I also need to mention that i don't want to loose all of my files on my drive... i've got ton of info that i need to keep !!! :\ #TrappedInHell -_- – alexischalut97 Apr 4 '17 at 5:37

Safest thing to do in this situation would be to:

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  • How can i save all my data then format the drive ? i don't have a CD of my Windows... (Note that all my data are on the Windows side...) If i create a USB with like windows 7 on it or windows 10 (the installer) can i see my folder then copy them and erase all the drive ? (i have 2 drives) – alexischalut97 Apr 4 '17 at 6:07
  • make a bootable ubuntu live USB, connect it, boot from it and select "try ubuntu without installing" and take backup. file system aren't accessible from windows installer as per my knowledge, appropriate links are given in the answer . feel free to ask anything else. (note that it's the safest and easiest way if you keep added more details and what you tried in you question more experienced users might have an answer for you without reinstalling operating systems) – Sumeet Deshmukh Apr 4 '17 at 6:12
  • i would delete everything if i could... the thing is, i really need the folder (music, videos, software, etc..) that are on my windows, side... is there ANY way to see these folder on the drive ? like a /home folder or the /ProgramsFiles foler ? like can i explore the /user/<name>/desktop and then copy everything on a external drive ? I ONLY NEED THAT... if i can find a way to copy that, i copy them and then BYE BYE old windows and old ubuntu... – alexischalut97 Apr 4 '17 at 6:22
  • @alexischalut97 you can see the NTFS partition from live Ubuntu, so that wouldn't be the problem, it's inside c/user/folders i think – Sumeet Deshmukh Apr 4 '17 at 6:24
  • you can accept the answer by clicking on tick mark, if it was helpful to you, so that other people know if this question is solved – Sumeet Deshmukh Apr 4 '17 at 6:26

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