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Everyone, I'm stuck at this screen:

GNU Grub version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1  
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.  

I don't know what to do. I don't know what to type. I saw the commands and none of them I ... I don't have any idea. The only way I know is the Ctrl+Alt+Delete and the might POWER BUTTON.

P.S. If the cause of this thing is because the system was not properly shutdowned. Directly from the power source. I'm sorry, Saucy Salamander.

I tried some test, from my readings here in the forum:

  • Ctrl + x <== doesn't work
  • insmod hd0
    error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/hd0.mod not found

Available commands:
[authenticate badram boot break clear configfile continue cutmen echo export extract_entries_configfile extract_entries_source gettext initrd insmod linux loopback ls menuentry normal normal_exit probe return sear search.file search.fs_label sear.fs_uuid set setparams shift source submenu terminal_input terminal_output test unset]

If this will help solve the issue. While I'm here in Windows, I browsed the Ubuntu installation folder, ubuntu>disks> and the 'root.disk' file which is like 16GB is nowhere to be found. And I have this application DAEMON tool that can mount disks/ISO and the root is there. Just hoping.

I hope this can be fixed. Or else I have to reinstall Ubuntu again. Back to square one.

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what is the output of ls then ls (hd0) then ls (hdX,Y) being X and Y as many combinations are possible. –  Braiam Nov 23 '13 at 1:17
thanks for the quick reply, really need to use Ubuntu today.I'll check, then be back. I need to restart to see the output. –  gabiro Nov 23 '13 at 1:35
BTW, insmod is only useful if used with ext2 otherwise it may not do anything. –  Braiam Nov 23 '13 at 1:49
here's the output for ls: (memdisk) (hd0) (hd0,msdos8) (hd0,msdos7) (hd0,msdos6) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos4) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0) (fd1) output for ls (hd0): error: unknown filesystem output for ls (hdX,Y): error: disk hdX,Y not found –  gabiro Nov 23 '13 at 1:53
Why don't you try boot-repair disk? –  Avinash Raj Nov 23 '13 at 2:25

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