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How to access HD with previous installation?

asked 2016-05-28 05:32:27 -0500

Gennaro gravatar image

The thing is this: my laptop which had Fedora 20 is now destroyed. I was able to remove the Hdd. I installed Fedora 23 on another laptop – different model, different brand – while considering that I could plug the old HDD to copy my documents. But of course it didn't work: I am able only to see grub: a small partition (15 Mb), while all the rest (500 Gb) simply disappeared. I tried – just to check – to connect the HDD to a Mac: it was able to read an unformatted drive; and on windows 7: and it does not even recognize the drive.

Any suggestion on how to get into that disk? Thanks

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answered 2016-05-28 15:28:11 -0500

mclmmc gravatar image

Probably you left unchanged formatting parameters during installation of F20 and F23, then you have enabled LVM.

three solutions:

  • Use a live distribution to access the disk and copy the contents.

  • LVM allows you to fix it, but I'm not so expert to help you. the real problem is the possible conflict with the names used by f20 and f23

  • testdisk It is a data recovery tool. look here for a little tutorial.

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answered 2016-05-30 15:21:21 -0500

anishjp gravatar image

You may try this Rescue mode

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