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

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Disk partition on Windows resulted in: GRUB rescue error: no such partition. Ubuntu boot folder does not exist on any partition

I knew almost nothing about file systems and that caused the large story for me. There were many questions on this topic and nothing could help me. Sequence of the story is next: 1) I had on my ...
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Grub rescue error: Unknown Commands + Unknown FileSystem + Live Usb

I have been given an Asus EEE Pc 1201PN where Ubuntu and Windows 7 used to live in a dual-boot. When running Windows 7, the Ubuntu partition has been erased and thus, Grub is not working anymore when ...
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Stuck at grub rescue prompt after terminating a windows installation

I recently began the installation process of windows 7 on my Ubuntu machine. When I got to the format option on the Windows OS install prompts, I remembered I had some files on my Ubuntu OS that I ...
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partitions not showing while installing ububtu 15.04

While installing Ubuntu none of my partitions are showing. I have Win 10 on dual boot which was running before installing Ubuntu . On a live boot all of my data is safe untill now & my Win 10 is ...
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Grub Rescue prompt appears after deleting Ubuntu partition. Can't boot Windows

I have an HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl. I decided that I wanted to update Win Vista to Win 8 several years ago, but did not know how to remove grub 2, so I naively decided to simply remove the Ubuntu ...
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How do I boot the Ubuntu OS istalled on a 32GB USB drive?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 OS on a 32GB pendrive. But when I tried to boot from the USB drive, it goes into grub rescue mode. I am not talking about creating a bootable pendrive. I installed the Ubuntu ...
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Unable to boot without 'grub rescue> ' commands [closed]

I have a system with dual boot (debian 8/ windows 8)After i formatted a drive from windows 8 i'm unable to boot even from usb, always it says 'Unknown Filesystem'. Now, I can only boot the linux by ...
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Grub rescue after udpating to Ubuntu 16.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 on another computer running Ubuntu 14.04 from a bootable USB stick. During the installation I chose not to delete the existing files, but only to remove Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Can't boot into my windows [duplicate]

I had dual boot with windows as my primary os and ubuntu. I booted into my windows and formatted the partition used to install ubuntu. Now when I restart the machine and it gives me error: unknown ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I had Windows 10 on my system. I thought to try Ubuntu. On the live mode everything was okay with my partition. I started installation and after it completed I lost all partitions. Then on this forum ...
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Error: unknown filesystem when Restarting

I am using a dual boot laptop with Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu Recently, I migrated my old HDD to a larger SSD and re-installed Ubuntu (16.04 32bit) Although the Grub 2 boot-loader works perfectly ...
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GRUB Rescue Needs Emergency Murder Tech…Or A Bullet To the Bean

I used to LIKE Ubuntu, but now it's impossible to get it to work well with Windows. (That didn't come out right; Windows 7-10 is more problematic than earlier platforms). I couldn't figure out how to ...
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Error in installing boot-repair

It reports problems regarding some recurring loop. Help me out here please. sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair [sudo] password for parashuram: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Grub2 missing partitions. Fix? [duplicate]

I recently made a post because Grub wasn't finding the partition (Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition?). I assumed this was because I was trying to boot externally, via ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition? [duplicate]

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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In grub rescue mode, after typing 'ls' it is showing only (hd0) (hd0,msdos1). After typing ls (hd0,msdos1) , it is showing error. What to do now?

grub rescue> ls (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> ls (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos1) : Filesystem is unknown.
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How to fix “no such partition” error in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a rookie to Ubuntu. Before I installed Ubuntu, I had Windows 7. Then I completely wiped the disk (500 GB) using GParted and installed Ubuntu 14.04 with following partitions: / of 30gb swap of 4gb ...
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Can't install any OS on laptop

I was previously using windows 8 but switched to Ubuntu. Since then I wanted to switch back to windows 10 so I created a bootable usb and when I went to do the windows configuration I deleted all of ...
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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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Why is Ubuntu14.04LTS running beta version of GRUB?

I wiped the data on my 2 hard drives of my rack server and did a fresh install of Ubuntu14.04 LTS minimal server and yet could not boot I get the below error Please see screenshot Why is Ubuntu ...
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Grub rescue after deleting linux partition

I was running both Windows and Linux, but I've decided to delete it and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR so right now I'm sruggling with grub rescue, and now every time I load I see "error unknown ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu with windows10

I've a old laptop with 500 GiB SATA HDD (blank) and 4GiB RAM. And I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 10. By giving 50 GiB for Windows and remaining to Linux. I've setup a 50GiB NTFS for ...
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error on boot, then prompt for grub rescue

My old lenovo atom based notebook. Possibly cooked HD, as on boot I get BIOS only. On booting Ubuntu CD get errors and finally grub rescue> now, get this, on booting and old windows install cd, get ...
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error:failure reading sector 0x33002 from hd0

I turned on the laptop and that message has shown on display .... it said failure reading sector 0x33002 from hd0 , entering rescue mode ... grub rescue What should I do ? I didn't try anything ...
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BootRepair doesn't start when trying to recover boot

I have a Lenovo G40 that came with windows 10. I resized/deleted some partitions and now I have 9 partitions, one of them with Windows 10 and other with Ubuntu. Problem is when updating, windows 10 ...
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Entering bios from grub rescue

I was running two os - Windows and Linux, but I've deleted my previous linux distribution because I wanted to install ubuntu instead and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR and right now I'm stuck with ...
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Formatted Ubuntu drive now stuck in grub rescue

Yesterday I accidentally formatted the drive my ubuntu installation was on and now I'm stuck in the grub rescue mode. I initially installed ubuntu by suggestion from a friend several months ago and ...
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I deleted boot folder (grub rescue mode) + unable to boot from linux live (from usb stick)

1st problem: I have accidentally erased my boot folder. Now I'm stuck with grub in rescue mode, as I am unable to find /boot to satisfy grub. 2d problem: I tried to boot from a live distro (I tried ...
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Fixing grub rescue

I removed the ubuntu partition from windows and extended the volume to a existing windows partition. Earlier I had a dual boot windows and ubuntu. Now it shows me the grub rescue. grub rescue>ls ...
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In grub rescue, I cannot insmod normal

I am running only Ubuntu.I have tried a few "rescue" disks but had no luck. I can find linux partition,and I can do "set" and "preview" with success. When I try insmod normal, I get an error.
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How can I get around Grub? [closed]

My ubuntu partition on the hard disk drive is lost. The Cmos/Bios has been locked by a password. The 'Is' command is not recognised by grub. Please help me!!!
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Keep entering to “grub rescue” after minor updates

I have been a happy Ubuntu user for a year now. I have an HP laptop with only Ubuntu and the other day after want I turn on the laptor, it kept showing different errors such as error file ...
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Grub rescue problem, “gettext.mod not found”

I am travelling these days and my Ubuntu for the first time broke down. After reboot, it shows the following words: error: file `/boot/grub/i386-pc/gettext.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... ...
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I cant mount or see files of my sda5 after reinstalling grub

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I recently had this error of my system dropping to busy box then later on it dropped to grub and could not load further I later found the video on YouTube of reinstalling grub ...
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How do I fix my Grub2 “permanently”? (No partition found)

I currently have a Windows 10 - Ubuntu 14.04.3 Dual boot on my PC. The other day I was creating a partition using Disk management from Windows, and then the software crashed. I had to force shut down ...
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Why Recurrent Grub Rescue Mode?

I am using the product 5.25" Tray-Less SATA Hot-Swap Hard for 3.5"HDD Hard Disk off / on Button found here at the front of my Asus PC (2013 model) with Ubuntu 14.04. I set successfully bios that you ...
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How to remove Grub Rescue from my friend's laptop

I have no idea how Linux works, but my friend has dual booted his laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 8 and he has formatted his Linux partition (I don't know why) and he gets into Grub Rescue every time ...
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Problems with the “set root/prefix” method in GRUB-rescue

I know there exists plenty of information on the topic, but I still have problems after tinkering for 2 days. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as DUAL BOOT to my existing Windows XP SP3 Installation. ...
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Grub Rescue help!

i am having issues loading my dualboot Windows 7 laptop. I am currently at the grub rescue prompt and this is what I get. grub rescue> ls grub rescue> (hd0) (hd0,6) (hd0,5) (hd0,1) I work my ...
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Cant find the correct filesystem to recover ubuntu bootloader

I have windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dualboot on my laptop. I deleted bootloader by mistake from disk management. and i am on the grub rescue. When i tried ls command i get this: (hd0) ...
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Getting grub rescue every time after using windows

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and they've been living happily next to each other until a recent Windows update. Now every time I use Windows and restart to boot to Ubuntu I get ...
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Grub Rescue Stuck

Similar questions have been asked, but they didn't answer my problem. I had a partition (Windows & Ubuntu). I deleted Ubuntu and now I am stuck in Grub-Rescue. I attempted to use 1) ls 2) set ...
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Grub rescue error attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' also same error after insmod normal

First, I did fsck.ext3 -f /dev/sda1 to solve problems related to initramfs. After a restart I was getting grub rescue> error Then I did the following steps with hd0 and msdos adapted to my ...
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GRUB error no partition found. Tried everything

I am getting a GRUB error. I have dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu Gnome alongside with Windows 10. I have tried set prefix =(hdX,msdosY)/boot/grub command for every partition but it shows unknown ...
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Boot problems after removing Ubuntu

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 10. I wanted to remove Ubuntu, so I formatted the Ubuntu partition and tried to overwrite grub with the Windows bootloader using EasyBCD. But I guess the ...
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GRUB RESCUE after enter windows recovery and cancelled

When i start laptop and want to enter to windows instead of ubuntu, i accidentally enter windows recovery. Then i just cancel the recovery when it ask language to choose, but now it only appear error ...
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Unknown command in grub rescue

While trying to fix broken packages that prohibit the Gparted install in Ubuntu 15.10, I first tried fixing them in Synaptics, then went to the grub recovery mode to try that way. I went to the boot ...
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Error: unknown filesystem. Grub rescue

I have Ubuntu installed on my MSI Wind U100. Looks like I have destroyed Grub 2. Now it enters grub rescue. The ls command gives (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0) Entering ls ()/ to any of the ...
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Grub fails on fresh install

I've used Ubuntu for some years (and set up) a dual boot Win7 laptop. No issues on updates or upgrades or grub. Yesterday I decided to dual setup my desktop also. And yes, first I did a full data ...