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

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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 ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub Rescue Mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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How do I get clean boot after fresh side by side install? [duplicate]

I was running Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) OS on my Dell Dimension 9100. I attempted to load (side by side) Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop. The install appeared to work properly into a 19 GB partition. When ...
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(Boot Problem) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

So I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message (in the title) came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It ...
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grub rescue after update [duplicate]

So I decided to accept an update for Ubuntu and surprise, surprise everything has gone pear shaped. I did have a dual boot system set up with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, but after installing the update ...
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Grub error prevents booting Windows 8 from DVD

Half a year ago (end support XP), I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP on my computer to maintain internet access. Now that I have purchased Windows 8, I tried to install this instead of ...
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Repair Grub on VPS

My VPS is installed with Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS and i manage it with th KVM interface from OVH, now it is blocked on grub>. the machine does not accept ssh until booting in rescue mode. When I mount the ...
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Dual boot system fails to boot at all! Help

I have a persistent problem of recovering my hard drive. I had Ubuntu and Win 7 installed on my DELL xps m1530 (Core Duo 2). After manipulating my partitions in windows, I got stuck in grub rescue. I ...
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'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I know there are a few questions in this already (error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod ...
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Booting in single user mode

On 14.10 holding shift at boot time doesn't bring up the grub menu. Is there another way I can boot in single user mode? I have bricked my sudoers file so I can't use sudo btw. I don't get a grub ...
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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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How can I recover from a grubb rescue?

About a month ago while accepting the daily update the computer crashed with the following message: error: failure reading sector 0xa0a from 'hd0' then it said Entering rescue mode... I have made a ...
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grub rescue at every boot

I had a dual boot installation (Win8 & Ubuntu). I was not using Windows much and decided to have Ubuntu for the whole system. When I reinstalled Ubuntu, I got the error error: no such partition ...
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grub rescue prompt

After 3 days of research and questioning the original owner of the Toshiba Satellite I have come to the conclusion I probably should give this up for something else, my son installed Ubuntu 10.4 on ...
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New to Ubuntu grub recovery help!

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and linux. I installed Ubuntu side by side to Windows 7 on my PC. I used the same install disk for my two PCs. On my 1st PC everything is working good! Second PC I sometimes get ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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after fixing GRUB dual boot not working

I use ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my HP laptop. I just made some hard disk partitions and after then faced grub rescue. After fixing GRUB I got: way to boot (grub rescue> set ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive ('read-only filesystem")

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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Ubuntu attempt to read or write outside of disk, entering rescue mode

Ubuntu 12 and now Ubuntu 14.10 do not boot, they drop out into grub rescue saying "error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd1'. I had no problems a couple of years ago with v10 but thought ...
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error: hd0, 1 read error, VM can't boot up

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OS X, and now I can easily ...
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Centos, ubuntu, and windows

I recently partitioned my hardrive to install ubuntu alongside windows. I then went to install centos over ubuntu. After this second installiation, even after specifying where centos should be ...
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grub Rescue mode ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.First time it worked fine but when I restarted now it gives an error: error: unknown file system. entering rescue mode grub rescue> Now even the option ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Grub Rescue error

So I installed linux (ubuntu) yesterday on a fresh hdd with a disk. It worked fine till today when it froze after I had had it in sleep mode and I had to turn it off and on again to be greeted with a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... ...
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(Boot Problems) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It won't let me even ...
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how can I show partitions in grub rescue

I'm in grub rescue and I need some way of showing the partions so I can selct the right partition to boot thanks in advance
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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Lost in GRUB Rescue limbo

So roughly about 6-7 months ago I totally wiped windows 7 off of my Acer. Had a partition after installing Ubuntu 14.04 and all was well. Until now. The gist of it is I need to boot my win7 again from ...
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Cant read my WD 4 TB My Book on Boot

I installed ubuntu on my 4tb WD My Book. For some reason when my system boots i get an error saying error: no such device: 96... Entering grub rescue mode
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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deleted swap partition now it is booting to grub rescue

i have dual boot system , but while booting my system with window 7 , I delete swap partition by mistakenly . now it is showing no such partition grub rescue. please help me . I installed very ...
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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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error: unknown filesystem, grub rescue

error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode grub rescue> Thats what my sreen shows after starting. I run a programm called partition manager because i wanted to get rid of Ubuntu on that notebook ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Grub Rescue. Cannot reach boot configuration. Does not boot from USB

So I think I may have messed up pretty badly. Yesterday I deleted the partition that had Zorin OS installed on it. Little did I realize that doing that does not fully remove it. To make sure I had it ...
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Duel Partition Install Boot Problem

Unfortunately I got in over my head with installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 as a duel partition. Right now I am unable to boot from the HDD. After reading up on the topic here I managed to run ...
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Grub Rescue Error No Such Partition

I accidently format my drive on which Ubuntu was installed. Now at the boot time it directly gives an error no partition grub rescue. I cannot istall any OS from my bootable usb drive. So anyone can ...
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I deleted Ubuntu partition and my laptop it was showing grub rescue screen

I deleted Ubuntu directly from drive by deleting partition option. On restarting my laptop it was showing GRUB rescue screen, which I didn't knew what to do. I went to bios and I changed some settings ...
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How to use Grub Rescue to fix a broken Ubuntu system

I am trying to fix my broken Ubuntu partition table through grub rescue. I know that my boot partition is /dev/sda5 as it contains the following files in its /boot directory: ...
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Help me to recover from grub rescue prompt

I had ubuntu and windows 7 dual boot now i formatted the whole hdd and installed only kubuntu the bootloader I installed in sda1 /boot 500mb but now i'm stuck in grub rescue prompt now what to do?
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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Grub Rescue, Error: unknown filesystem

I am trying to boot Xubuntu 14.04 but getting the following error: Verifying DMI Pool Data............. error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... I tried the following commands: set ...
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Upgrading To 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Blew Up Grub

I used the upgrade option available at the Ubuntu store from the desktop. There was an option within the software updates to upgrade to 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). After I employed this to upgrade, ...
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Help with recoverinig windows Boot manager with kernel-less grub?

I installed a dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 a while ago on my sisters computer, but I didn't need Ubuntu anymore. So I followed instructions on how to remove Ubuntu, grub, and restore windows boot ...
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Grub Rescue after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

Current status: Cannot boot from HD at all (dualboot with win7) Cannot boot from USB either (12.04 and win7), goes to boot: prompt, do not know what to do here, wants a kernel name, same for both ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot issues

I am having issues with dual booting of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. My Lenovo U400 came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Last spring, I cloned the HDD on an SSD, upgraded to 8.1 and kept the other drive ...