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

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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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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode

I messed up my new laptop while trying to set up a dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8.I did a whole bunch of stuff trying to get it to work and now when I try to boot I get stuck in GRUB's recovery ...
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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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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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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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Unable to Install Windows 10 (Couldnt find boot disk) - Suspect previous Linux Install

I've finally decided to switch to Windows 10 from Windows 7, but I encountered an error along the way that I can't seem to google the fix for. A little preface: Before this, I was dual-booting linux ...
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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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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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error: unknown filesystem

I today installed ubunto 15.10 and everything was fine until I switched back to win Os to free a hard drive partition which wasn't allocated to any Os when I deleted it and rebooted my system I ...
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14.04.3 LTS tries to install bootloader to its own installation media, and how I fixed it

I tried installing Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS using the standard text-based install. It kept saying, "Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This is a fatal error." The alt+f4 ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Dual boot - No grub menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 in a partition along side Windows 10. Grub menu doesn't show up, it directly boots to Windows 10. Here's my boot-repair info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12864055/ What do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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grub rescue> during windows 10 update

I had ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simultaneously installed on 1 hdd and I Upgraded windows to windows 10, but during the installation, my laptop rebooted and now im stuck error: no such partition. ...
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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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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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Booting Ubuntu Failure : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a Western Digital external hard drive (320GB). This is a complete installation, not a live USB. When I plug it in my HP desktop I go to the BIOS settings and boot off ...
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Boot fails to Grub Rescue “crypto.mod” not found

I have a remote server, which I have no physical access to. I rebooted the machine over the weekend and it's now refusing to boot, dumping me at the Grub rescue command (I have KVM access). When I try ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installed to external drive, Grub using wrong architecture

I installed Lubuntu on a flash drive as you would an HD (not live/squashfs). But whenever I boot it I get a grub rescue prompt. It says it can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod which explains the ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.10 boots to Grub Rescue after crash

A few weeks ago I had some trouble with a broken harddisk as stated in this question, making me replace the disk, and reinstall the system yesterday. That day the system was running fine. Today I was ...
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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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Help! (initramfs) failed boot

I cant boot to my ubuntu 15.04, after boot I get to initramfs. After looking for solutions online and here, I'm not sure what I can do to get back my OS and files... I introduced the command blkid ...
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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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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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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 ...