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

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Stuck at grub rescue and when I type “ls” it comes up with “unknown command”

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an old HP Compaq. When I boot the computer it goes straight to grub rescue saying: "error: symbol not found: "grub_register_command_proi"". After looking on various forums ...
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Stuck in grub rescue after deleting partion [duplicate]

I have recently deleted my partion with unbuntu on it for more space in my ssd and n9w when ever I boot it goes into grub rescue. As this is windows 10 there is no recovery disk and I don't have my ...
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I can boot Ubuntu only once after install

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04, and have this weird problem where I can boot Ubuntu after the installation, but I get directed straight to BIOS upon restart. I am using UEFI and have the efi ...
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Accidently deleted partition now stuck in grub error: unknown filesystem

I accidently deleted a partition from windows and restarted now it boots in grub with error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> How can I get my PC to boot from windows ...
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error invalid arch-independent elf magic - same error on HDD, Live 14.04 USB, and Boot-Repair Live USB

Okay, this question has been asked a lot but as far as I can tell I am the first person to get the same error while booting from live USB's. I installed the latest version of 14.04 onto an HDD. On ...
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How do I get out of grub rescue when the USB ports won't work?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old HP compaq 7600. When I switched it on today, it booted to a black screen with the following message at the top: Error: symbol not found: '...
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Enters Grub Rescue on boot [duplicate]

When I boot up my Ubuntu laptop, it always boots into Grub Rescue that I have absolutely no idea of... Can anyone help me? Thanks
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error no such partition. Grub rescue mode [duplicate]

I want to remove the ubuntu operating system from my laptop so I formatted the ubuntu drive (previously had dual booting) But now I run in grub rescue mode. I checked the other forums and tried the ...
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How can I get an iso image to boot from Ubuntu 16.04 grub 2 menu?

I'm trying to boot Macrium Reflect backup iso. Based on my current configurations, it tries to load, but it just reboots. I have installed Memdisk and the iso file is located under etc\images. The ...
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Error Removing Ubuntu + Grub and reverting back to using Windows MBR

I Partitioned my hard disk back some time ago to install Ubuntu on it as I needed it for a college project. It became a bit of a pain when I finished my project when I had to select my OS each time I ...
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All partitions in grub rescue are bad filename

So I tried to boot my asus eee PC 900, but it said error: no such device:etcSo I did ls, and I tried ls for all partitions and some of the. Said bad Filename. Soo how can I perform a factory reset ...
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Grub rescue Unknown file system

I have a new up computer that was running Ubuntu fine on first day had but after its first upgrade something has gone wrong and it is now in grub rescue mode. I'm considering sending it back but was ...
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Windows 10 update ruined by Windows/Ubuntu dual boot

I had a Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot set up on my laptop. An updater tried to install Windows 10 in the middle of the night and now when I start the laptop, I get the grub rescue prompt. I tried this ...
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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 '/boot/...
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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 ...