Ubuntu install attempt ruined Hard Drive, help me fix it in Knoppix ?
Tried to install ubuntu, as it had a reputation of being easier than abc, but it, somehow, messed up my MBR, or whatever is causing nothing to recognize the harddisk in my Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop.
Vista install won't recognize any disks.
XP install won't recognize any disks.
The Bios sees them, and the laptop diagnostic doens't see a problem with them.
I tried to fix things by using the Ultimate Boot CD, using tools like MBR editors, drive wipers, and formaters. Nothing worked.
I am now in Knoppix, which booted without a single problem, thankfully, and was able to enter to enter QTParted to edit partitions, as seen here:
I have no clue what's going on.
I am a first time linux user, and not that good with technical hardware issues, like MBRs, and disk issues.
I know there is a problem because even after trying to formate and repartition using QTParted, when I try to use the "Create persistent disk image" function, knoppix will not recognize any available harddrives.
It's weird. Some programs can see it, some can't. It seems that something is making the hard disk unusable, I don't know what, and if anyone can help me out here it will be a real life saver.
I am not great with coding, or linux in general so try to be easy on me.
Thanks in advance for an input.