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I've read all the details on how to fix getting stuck in grub, but I think I may have wiped out Ubuntu and somehow grub is still there. I get: grub rescue> error: unknown file system ls give me: (hd0) (hd0,msdos8) (hd0, msdos7)....(hd0,msdos1)

I did a full restore of the Windows 7 that is on this machine (Acer 512 notebook) figuring I would just reinstall Ubuntu after, but I can't get to windows now and I don't think I have Ubuntu.


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boot your computer on a Ubuntu live-CD or live-USB.

  • choose "Try Ubuntu"

  • connect internet

  • open a new Terminal, then type:

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

  • Press Enter.

  • Then type:

sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && (sudo boot-repair &)

  • Press Enter
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