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I'm having some big issues right now. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 with the Windows installer along side Windows 7. Now I'm getting the error: no such partition grub rescue> message. I need help, because I can't do anything.

A few things:

  • I was never prompted for a partition to create; it said it had enough room on my c:\ but I cant find it now.
  • I have 12.10 on a bootable usb right now. When I do not have it plugged in, the ls command gives me (hd0) (hd0,3) (hd0,2) (hd0,1). However, when I plug it in, the ls command also gives me (hd1) and (hd1,1), but I still cant ls these filesystems and get anything; they still come up as unknown.
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I request you to add a few more details to the question: (a) Did you install Windows 7 after deleting ALL the partitions present in the HDD? (b) Did it happen by any chance that there was FreeDOS install on your system? (c) Did you install using Wubi or the CD itself? –  Indian Dec 1 '12 at 6:16
1. When I bought the laptop, it had Windows 7 on it already. Ive looked at the disk management utility before, but ive never touched anything there. –  Cameron Hayes Dec 1 '12 at 6:18
2. I honestly have no idea to this question. 3. I used Wubi from the site to install –  Cameron Hayes Dec 1 '12 at 6:20
One more thing. My usb stick has a light on it that flashes whenever its being accessed. When i ls (hd1,1), the light flashes. So i know its being accessed, but the prompt stills says error: unknown filesystem. –  Cameron Hayes Dec 1 '12 at 6:27
Ok, I am in big doubt what you did. If you use wubi, you should not get grub prompt. The grub prompt means, grub is installed on hard disk, where is in wubi install first windows bootloader should appear. Secondly, wubi install doesn't require any partition to create. Please clarify, did you install ubuntu using the live disk? or you boot up windows 7, execute wubi.exe to install ubuntu? –  Web-E Dec 1 '12 at 6:30

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