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I updated ubuntu and when I restarted this message appeared: GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5 minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub> and here is where I suppose i must write a command in order to open ubuntu normally, the problem is, what do i put? please help!!!!

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insert livecd and update grub – Tachyons Mar 17 '12 at 22:53
sorry for my ignorance but what is livecd? – user51046 Mar 17 '12 at 22:58
live cd is your ubuntu cd – Tachyons Mar 17 '12 at 23:01 – Tachyons Mar 17 '12 at 23:01


Boot-Repair is a small graphical tool to restore access to Ubuntu and other OS (Windows..).

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Getting Boot-Repair

1st option :

get a CD including Boot-Repair

The easiest way to use Boot-Repair is to burn one of the following CDs and boot on it.

  1. Boot-Repair-Disk is a CD starting Boot-Repair automatically. (English only).

  2. Boot-Repair is also included in Ubuntu Secured Remix CDs (multi-languages)

2nd option : install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu

Either add ‘ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair’ to your Software Sources via the Software Centre or, for speeds-sake, add it using a new Terminal session:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair 

Using Boot-Repair

Recommended repair

launch Boot-Repair from either : 1.the dash (Unity)

2.System->Administration->Boot-Repair menu (Gnome)

3.typing 'boot-repair' in a terminal

Then try "Recommended repair" button. When repair is finished, reboot and check if you recovered access to your OSs.


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