Till last night i was running a dual boot Linux mint 17 and Windows 10 on my hard drive, mostly using Linux and Windows only 5% of the time. Last night i turned Windows on for the first time in good 2-3 month, of course it started automated update (maybe upgrade?!) it was late so i left it there to finish up and when i turned my laptop on this morning i had:
Error: no such partition Entering rescue mode... Grub Rescue>
No access to Windows or Linux
I had live linux usb and through that i've been searching internet for solution - nothing worked so far and i'm starting to get a little scared that windows wiped my linux partition as when i go to Disks & Gparted i cant see any linux partitions apart from Swap and unallocated free space!!!
I've tried using Boot repair - it finishes and lets me know all is fine.
I've tried changing the boot partition (have about 5) with all partitions returning unknown file system.
I've spent over 8 hours researching and am unable to find a solution.
So i'd like to know - have i lost all my data from linux ( i can stil mount windows partition though linux live), if so can i recover anything? Can i get into windows, finish the update somehow and then install linux again?
Thanks in advance for any help/advice provided
P.S. Below is a link to screenshot of Disk & Gparted https://photos.app.goo.gl/HRXKdIScBUBD10kE3