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Grub rescue rescue error on boot even after trying a “Boot Repair”

I tried to load Ubuntu 12.04 onto an old machine from a CD and the installation went fine, but I got the boot error: no such device: grub rescue. I looked into the issue with a CD live boot (unsure ...
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ELF header smaller than expected

I have a Dell XMP-13 Ultrabook (SSD drive only) with 12.04 installed dualboot with the original windows. It has been running flawlessly for many many months. Today in the middle of a system update ...
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How to get dual-boot working properly?

I installed 12.04 via USB (side-by-side windows 8.1) on my new HP 2000 Windows 8 laptop after upgrading to Windows 8.1. Had issues with windows boot loader and grub so I spent yesterday trying to ...
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How do I dual boot after installing ubuntu? I keep getting a grub rescue problem

Hi I just installed ubuntu 12.04.3 on mt dell inspiron that was running windows 7. I had trouble installing it at the start so i used the sudo apt-get remove dmraid command to install alongside ...
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GRUB rescue shows up after reinstalling Ubuntu [duplicate]

After reinstalling ubuntu at startup GRUB rescue is shown with error: unknown filesystem. what am I supposed to do? I have had dual boot with winXP and now I cannot access even that.
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Grub rescue unknown filesystem…the ultimate hopelessness

I know the question has been asked so many times but in my case whatever I do as indicated in the following post (all solutions are tried) 'unknown filesystem' is the ultimate reply.. Grub rescue - ...
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Ubuntu12.04 not booting after installing exim

Also getting: error: reloc offset is out of the segment After I followed this tutorial (youtube) (installing exim on the ubuntu) my ubuntu server, boots up till the point where you can select ...
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unknown filesystem, grub rescue

When I try to boot I get this message: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ results of: grub rescue> ls are as follows: (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (fd0)
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12.04 server runs into grub “unknown symbol type” problem and I get stuck in grub rescue, how do I fix it?

When I try to boot I get stuck in a grub rescue prompt, with the messgae: error: unknown symbol type '13'. grub rescue> _ I hard rebooted the server over PuTTY, with the standard reboot command ...
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error : invalid arch independent ELF magic after boot-rescue

Had a remote system 12.04 server go down after a power issue, Attempted using boot-rescue and followed the recomendations, they seemed to make sense. Upon reboot the grub rescue prompt appears ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub command line after using Ubuntu Windows installer

I'm new to Ubuntu so bear with me. I have a Windows 7 computer and I recently used the Windows installer to install Ubuntu 12.04 (followed these steps: ...
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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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Restored from .img using dd now wont boot 12.04 Server

Did a back up a while ago of entire drive to a .img using dd Ive tried to recover the same drive using and same img again using dd... and all seems to go ok using dd in the live environment However ...
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Grub Rescue with Unknown File system

Hello there Ubuntu Community. I have a question and problem that needs to be solved quick. Earlier today my computer was working perfect with a dual boot that I had running with Ubuntu 12.04 and ...
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Can not boot 12.04LTS from USB HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an external USB HDD, and put the bootloader onto the same drive. This is so I can interrupt the boot sequence on the PC and force the system to boot from the ...
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12.04 installation failure -> failed to boot -> system showing grub rescue

I had initially installed 12.10 for some project related SCiM-m17n . Unfortunately scim-m17n was not working (raised in askubutu too) . I was advised by my client to install 12.04 where this is ...
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Macbook Pro 9,2 Grub Rescue Prompt rEFIt Ubuntu 12.04

I have dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 9,2 without any problems after I have managed to boot into Ubuntu. However, to do that I must use super grub disk. I have a dual boot system, so I ...
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A bug in 12.04 64 bit: error: file not found grub rescue>

In my PC I had windows and Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit parallelly. I wanted to only replace Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit by Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit leaving windows untouched. I burnt the 12.04 64 bit ISO file which was ...
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Booting impossible cause GRUB rescue won't let me

I created two bootable USB: Lubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 from my windows machine. SCENE 1 I installed Ubuntu 12.04, everything is fine. A popup window appears that says something like "I have ...
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Difference between alternate and desktop 64 bit? and how do i find out which one i am using now?

My system has crashed because of deleting a partition that i should not have deleted. Now i want to create a liveusb but i am confused whether i should make the liveusb with the alternate of desktop ...
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No such Partition - grub rescue

I have a dual bootsytem on my laptop. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. While working in windows i deleted a small and (what i thought to be) a very non important partition of 100MB. Now when i restarted ...
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Error: hd0 cannot get C/H/S values. grub rescue >

The power supply went out on our machine. We replaced the power supply. Now when we boot up, all we get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. So we hold shift during boot up, and this error is ...
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Formatted hard disk in NTFS and now stuck with grub rescue

I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my desktop. However, I had some problems with that installation so I used the Ubuntu 12.04 live cd to format the hard disk to NTFS file system. Now, when I insert the ...
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Dual boot “Ubuntu Desktop 12.04” “Ubuntu Server 12.04” grub mess up!

I have a system with two version of Ubuntu in two hard drives, "Ubuntu Desktop 12.04" on the first one (sda1) and "Ubuntu Server 12.04" on the second one (sdb2). (first installed Desktop then ...
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upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 failed, now loads “grub rescue”

I attempted to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 last night. Installation seemed to go fine, and this morning I had a message like "restart now to complete installation". So I restart, get an initial ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot due to GRUB-Problems

Users out there, I came here with the spark of a hope, that you could help me. I want to get rid of my old WinXP, because the Game-Support for it seems to slowly expire now... So I took a second ...
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Grub rescue prevents live cd/usb or boot menu

TL;DR: grub rescue comes up and won't let me even load bios, boot menu, or fire up live cd/usb. Laptop is EUFI capable, with Windows 8 on one partition. I have a Lenovo Ideapad which just came in ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 12 dual boot deleted for Windows 8 installation. How to make grub rescue go away?

I had a Windows 7/Ubuntu 12 dual boot and I decided to clean install Windows 8 over them. The problem is that after I deleted all partitions and installed windows I was getting an "Operation system ...
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12.04 unable to boot on /sde, upgrade-grub and boot-repair failed

My problem is I've 4 disks in a raid array listed as sda, sdb... sdd and grub 2 refuses to boot on /sde (the 5th disk, standalone and containing a clean install of 12.04 LTS). I tried all solutions ...
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Failed GRUB after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade in system with LVM

I am using Ubuntu Server as a SMB server at work and two days ago I have tried to upgrade it to 12.04. After reboot, I got this grub_xput missing grub rescue> and all attempts to start from ...
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No grub menu after BIOS update 12.04

I updated my BIOS while in Windows. After that the machine won't boot. Gives me grub-rescue> prompt. Tried boot-repair and Advanced Options but it did not work. The only thing that worked was ...
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Ubuntu Grub restore (12.04 LTS)

I reinstalled Windows 7, but I lost the grub loader. Is there anyway I can access my Ubuntu partition again?
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Error: no such device grub rescue

Summary: I keep getting the error: no such device grub rescue, after installing 12.04 (erasing an old 12.04 installation beforehand, but using the old /home mount, from a different HDD) I have two ...
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Unknown Filesystem Error after VirtualBox Disk resize [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I was using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 as a Virtual Box guest. Because I started with it just to do some tests, the VM was created just ...
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invalid extent - grub rescue

TRANSLATION I've Ubuntu 12.04 and ArtistX on a laptop with a external HDD. These work great. After this I installed these in two PC and I get the next message on both: -error: invalid extent. ...
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Frequent grub rescue error: unknown filesystem

It's really frustrating. Three week's back story: I faced the following error on ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop, error : unknown filesystem grub rescue> I tried many solutions online apart from 1 ...