I run fedora and win 7, but rather than dual booting, I just have each on a separate hard drive. I reinstalled Fedora today, but copied a bunch of backup files to the windows drive (NTFS format). At some point I got an error message that the Win drive was full and something else rebooted the machine shortly after.
Now when I try to boot up with both drives connected, the computer hangs at the BIOS (i.e. I cant get into the bios settings to tell it to ignore the win HD), but boots fine with only the Fedora HD connected. I really want to get to the data I have on the other hard drive.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to how to access it? Is there any way to set a SATA drive to a "master/slave" type situation so that the bios ignores the one it cant write to and doesn't confuse itself?
Can writing to a hard drive (that the OS is not installed on) make it so full that the BIOS gets confused when it tries to mess with the boot record?