GRUB suddenly can't detect my second internal HDD

What happend to me goes as following :

  1. I was using my laptop normally when all of a sudden the background turned black (probably not detected any more)
  2. then restarted the laptop and when trying to sign in it logs me out instantly
  3. then powered off the laptop then turned on and the GRUB says it can’t detect the second internal HDD.

I use laptop Lenove z51-70 with :

  1. 128G SSD as the main disk and contains /efi, swap partition, /
  2. 1T WD HDD in the DVD place containing the /home directory.

I have fully updated my endeavourOS just a day before this happens.

History and Background

  • My laptop housing isn’t very well, the hinges are broken and because of this I don’t move the laptop from my desk at all but when I moved it after an hour or so this happened.

  • The DVD sata works on speed 3GB/s so I have to lower down the sata port of my WD 1T HDD from 6GB/s to 3GB/s


  • Unfortunately, the eos-sendlog isn’t working. so, I don’t know how to share any logs with you.
  • The Error message I can see on boot:

[ TIME ] Timed out waiting for device /dev/disk/by-uuid/8df2c071-2615-49e8-b8c8-0aa84d8331f4
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for /home.
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for Local File Systems.
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for File System Check on /dev/disk/by-uuid/8df2c071-2615-49e8-b8c8-0aa84d8331f4

Any help would be much appreciated!!!

Welcome to the forum!

It looks like this filesystem has some issue. Probably caused by the hard poweroff.

If it is ext4, try running fsck on it.

When running fsck I get the following:

fsck from util-linux 2.38.1
e2fsck 1.47.0 (5-Fed-2023)
/dev/sda3 is mounted
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

When running lsblk I get the following:

sda 8:0 0 223.6G 0 disk
sda1 8:1 0 512M 0 part /efi
sda2 8:2 0 23G 0 part [SWAP]
sda3 8:3 0 200.1G 0 part /

Please note that I should have /dev/sdb with 1T HDD

IIUC this is a hardware problem.
Check your BIOS. Is the 2nd drive listed?

Indeed my HDD wasn’t detected by BIOS and as I mentioned before my laptop housing sucks so I noticed that my DVD case was poping out of the laptop so I just simply pushed it back and voila the laptop is back to work again.

Thanks very much @dalto and @petsam for taking the time to investigate my issue.

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