Questions about using the grub rescue prompt or how to get rid of it.

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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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GRUB Rescue - Cannot use insmod, msdos3 does not appear and bootable CD is not working. Please help

First, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Ubuntu, GRUB, GNOME, or anything else to do with Linux. I've been using Windows for as long as I can remember, so my experience with Ubuntu spans ...
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Boot problem after deleting dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

I had a dual boot installation (Ubuntu 14 LTS and Windows 8.1). Then I wiped the hard drive partition that Ubuntu was installed on. After that the grub bootloader was still there when I turned my ...
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Grub rescue with an msdos partition table [closed]

Well I have this laptop with a dual boot of windows 7 and opensuse 13.1...After I installed win xp in the win 7 partition, on the first boot it said "Invalid Partition Table"..So, I used GParted and ...
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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Recurring Error while installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I'm trying to install UBUNTU 14.04.2 LTS on my computer and after trying to install it twice, I'm getting an error: No such partition Grub rescue> and I'm not able to access Ubuntu. How can I ...
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Ubuntu messed up Windows Bootloader (MBR) [migrated]

I recently tried installing Ubuntu and dualbooting it. I selected the "install alongside Windows 7" option and created a ~60GB partition, and it followed through well. When I wanted to return to ...
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Mount or fixing failed grub/drive?

Sorry for the title being so vague. Leading up to the problem the workstation would continuously freeze. After a reboot the other day the following message displayed: "target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Grub rescue, no installation cd

i deleted Ubuntu 14.10 partition by disc management in widows 7 and after restart i cant access windows anymore. it says "no such partition. entering rescue mode. grub rescue." i have no installation ...
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Windows to Linux || /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I am a computer science major and I have been a Windows user since I was a toddler. However after doing a little research on Linux I was intrigued enough by its power and customization to give it a ...
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How to create a recovery disk for Ubuntu

How can I create a recovery disk for my unique Ubuntu installation like Windows has recovery disk creation utility?
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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error: no such device, unknown filesystem

I decided to install Ubuntu to my external hard drive (partitioned sdc into 3, using one as the swap location, one for installation and one to retain files I really needed to keep, using Hitachi as my ...
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not able to install grub

I am not able to install grub on my USB mounted Ubuntu. The output is available here http://http://paste.ubuntu.com/10764928/ Thanks for any help in advance. Even at 60 Years of age, I enjoy ...
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Grub Rescue Can't Do Anything

Same problem as many other people, but I can't even go into BIOS because my keyboard is locked and the splash screen doesn't even show up. All i get is "grub rescue" and I can't type anything like the ...
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Error on boot: no such partition grub rescue

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02), However recently I have changed my motherboard and since then I am getting an error. I have reinstalled both of my operating systems and ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard disk, disk letter changes

I have a serious problem installing ubuntu on my external hard disk. During installation i press "something else". It says that the external HDD is /dev/sdc. I install Ubuntu and bootloader there. ...
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How to delete both partitions from grub-rescue screen?

I'll go into deep details so you can understand what's going on exactly. I've been using Ubuntu and I wanted to experience different distros. On my PC, it wasn't dual-booted, I had only Ubuntu and ...
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Unknown file system, unable to boot from live cd

Facts are, I used to have a dual boot linux and windows 7. Tried to make grub handle bootloader, messed it up, nothing works now. I get grub rescue right from the off. No way I can boot into any ...
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Problem with Grub Rescue

When I start my PC I have a black screen telling me: No such partition ... Entering Grub Rescue Mode Grub Rescue To summarize, I would like to know if there is a way to solve this problem with a ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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GRUB_DEFAUTL wrong value prevent ubuntu to start

I have change the GRUB_DEFAULT from 0 to 2 in /etc/default/grub and since then I cant launch Ubuntu 14.04 anymore. While booting, the computer restart after 5-10 seconds and then, it enter the BIOS ...
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grub rescue in dual booting (with ubuntu 12.04) and kernel panic error

Can anyone please help me out in solving the grub rescue problem that I'm facing on my Lenovo G570 laptop (installed operating systems are - windows 7 home basic and ubuntu 12.04 LTS)? The initial ...
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Windows 8.1 updated and now grub is in boot repair [duplicate]

After i updated my Windows 8.1 partition and rebooted into Grub2 it put me straight into grub repair. How could i fix this because it is very annoying
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grub rescue> error: unknown filesystem

I deleted the partition where linux is installed on my computer as per the given instructions in askubuntu.com forum. Then I restarted my system to perform the following commands in command prompt: ...
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GRUB “no such partition” Dual boot

I tried to set up a dual boot for my Windows 7 and Ubuntu using live USB, but I get a no such partition error when I try to load from my hard drive after the installation. Tried using the ...
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Help! Dropped computer! Grub showing up! How to bring back Ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a qosmio x875. I had my laptop in my backpack and the backpack fell out of my car. When I opened it much later I found that one of the back plates was ...
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Regain access to windows after clumsily deleting Ubuntu partition (from inside windows) when getting a grub rescue screen? [duplicate]

Basically I went into disk management in windows, right clicked on the Ubuntu partition and clicked delete. It was lazy and stupid and now I've lost access to my windows and all I get is error: no ...
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After install I got “no such device”, now what do I do? [duplicate]

After installing from a USB stick in a way that would enable either Windows or Ubuntu to boot, I get "error: no such device: " and it puts me into rescue mode. What can I do to get the boot record ...
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Trying to launch windows after uninstalling LXLE: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I needed to uninstall LXLE (a Linux distro) on my laptop and use just Windows 7 instead. I read somewhere that going into the root terminal and typing sudo apt-cache show lxde and then deleting the ...
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Grub Rescue Error:no such partition not allowing to boot from CD/USB

I have Lenovo G570.I had win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 for dual booting. But accidentally I have deleted Ubuntu partition, now it's showing grub rescue error: no such partition error. I have bootable PD.I am ...
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Grub got deleted when I again reboot from the windows 7 cd [duplicate]

I had installed Windows 7 and then I install edubuntu 14.04.But when I tried to boot from the windows 7 disk then my grub got deleted.What will I do then to restore the grub.And I also want to use ...
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Boot repair doesn't help to repair my grub after ubuntu install on dual boot

I have problem with my dual boot, and i try boot repair which seems not work :/ I use windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same SSD, nammed /sda You can find here the boot log url : ...
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Clean install 14.04, after restart error: no such device:

After having numerous problems upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04 (there is a known conflict between the drivers for my graphics card and wine), I decided to do a complete clean install with a new graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS installation fails to configure Grub

Couple days now I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS for my work computer. After couple hiccups the installation finally seemed to go through fine. But now it seems that the in boot sequence the ...
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problem in reinstalling grub

I tried chroot method to reinstall grub . but when I try sudo grub-install /dev/sda It gives me following output Generating grub.cfg ... Found background image: ...
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Grub Rescue when trying to boot into my main drive

I installed the latest Ubuntu onto an External Hard Drive just about 30 minutes ago. The drive was sdc with a boot portion and a swap as well. Upon restarting my computer, I came face to face with a ...
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Help with grub comand screen now gone off

I had just put the command in my grub to set root and the power went out whilst it was doing something and my monitor now says gnu grub 0.97. What can I do to fix this?
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Ubuntu Boot Repair

I have some questions about Boot Repair. Firstly, where/how can I get a CD of it? My friend and installed Ubuntu and I tried to remove it. Also, I may have deleted the GRUB files that get me out of ...
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14.10 How to boot a RescueCD from Grub2

I kind of crashed my computer and I no longer have a GUI. I'm stuck in the Grub Terminal and don't know how to boot the LiveCD ISO on my USB key. I'm trapped! A list of commands would be great, a ...
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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space ...
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GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue [duplicate]

My laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. However now, unexpectedly, at startup I see an error which reads: no such partition grub rescue There is no response, no matter what command ...
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Frequent grub rescue and black screen at login

I'm frequently facing grub rescue prompts when I boot up my system, restarting sometime solves the issue. Also sometimes after login the screen does not end up to desktop and on opening terminal using ...
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How to boot into different partition?

This arises from trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04. The upgrade failed, so that when I tried to reboot I got an error: file not found message and the grub rescue prompt. (Up to that point, ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Grubrescue pops up and won't let me do anything [duplicate]

Okay so here is the deal: My mother-in-law's ex boyfriend installed Ubuntu on her computer, due to the fact that she isn't very good with computers, I now have to install windows 7 on it. I started ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Grub rescue, No access to BIOS and all linux partions have been deleted

I think I screwed up my computer. I used to have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu (not sure which version) and Ubuntu wasn't working so I decided to delete Ubuntu and have a crack at Mint. So in ...
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Deleted Partition, Stuck in Grub Rescue

Long story short, I had Ubuntu pre-installed on my PC. I wanted to replace it with Windows 7, and after a long laborious process, successfully booted up the Windows 7 ISO on my computer with a USB. ...
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grub rescue, can't boot from usb

I have ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. Suddenly I got the grub rescue screen. I tried grub rescue > ls command and it lists down (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1) (hd1) when ...