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

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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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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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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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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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Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash

I did a dumb thing... I forgot that Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) switched to GRUB 2 which puts a ton of *.mod files (kernel modules) in /boot/grub. I thought they were soundtrack files put there ...
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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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Accidentally messed up my filesystem wtih mv - Grub Rescue>

Let's start with saying that I'm a very inexperienced not-so-poweruser. Last night I was trying to move every file in a directory to another location, but accidentally did this: mv stuff /* ...
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How to make grub detect an old OS after formatting `/boot` partition

I had set my PC like this: /boot - 250 MB ext3 / 100 GB ext4, Kubuntu Now I needed to install Ubuntu so I made a new 8 GB partition as / and formatted the previous /boot partition and set that ...
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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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Fixing GRUB error: “error: unknown filesystem” [duplicate]

When booting into Ubuntu, I'm getting the following error with a grub rescue shell following it: Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I'm not exactly sure what I did. I believe I installed ...
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restore windows 8.1in alienware

i lost my windows bootloader i have setup an dual boot with kali linux and windows 8.1 i deleted the linux partition from the windows and restarted the system but i got a error no such partition and ...
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ls (hd0,msdos8)/boot/grub and set `root=(hd0,msdos8)/boot/` Dont work for me [duplicate]

So after installing 14.04 32-bit over 12.04 on a spare laptop at a certain point the installation failed. Now have grub rescue. Tried ls (hd0,msdos8)/boot/grub where this is showing lost+found/, ...
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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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grub rescue> error : unknown filesystem

I had a laptop with windows 7 and linux operating systems. but i deleted the drive where linux is installed when operating in windows os. Now i am getting grub rescue> I need to enter the windows os ...
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Attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I installed 14.04 on my new 3 TB disk. After restart the system responded with error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> When I booted with Live ...
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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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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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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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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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After re-installing ubuntu 13.10, stuck at GRUB Rescue, Boot-Repair didn't work!

Because i could not get the WiFi login work, i thought i will reinstall ubuntu, with internet connection to have updated drivers for wireless & graphics etc. I have deleted earlier linux ...
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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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how to update grub in ubuntu 14.04

I deleted a portion of my drive accidentally, then i had the "grub rescue" problem. but i can start my system.. I have to enter a set of commands each time I boot, to rescue the grub. Is there any way ...
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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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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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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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i forgot Admin pass on my Think Pad and Nothing is Helping me! [duplicate]

I am in the GNU GRUB now. I see 4 options Ubuntu, Advanced options for Ubuntu, Memory test, memory test with a bunch of numbers after it. I found out how to finally get in to recovery mode after ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted [duplicate]

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 along on separate partition. After a few days I mistakenly deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now I every time I start my laptop it ...
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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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MBR accidentally deleted , how to restore partition

I know that my question can be a duplicate, but i spent a lot of time with google and askubuntu, but couldnt find answer. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 (i had C drive of 100GB and D ...
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After uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04,, grub rescue is loading. not able to go into bios settings

I had a dual booting system with win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I deleted Ubuntu using windows disk management, created a win 8 recovery USB disk to repair MBR and rebooted. The system went into grub rescue. ...
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Grub rescue prompt (file not found) after update 12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS through Update manager

I am an old user but I lost my credential and so I signed up again. Here is my issue (that I am already trying to solve on my own but I need further help please): I had a dual boot ...
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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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Installed ubuntu on external hardrive, tried to boot got grub rescue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external hard drive after I partitioned it and everything went well. Assuming I could boot Ubuntu I rebooted the computer and I went into Windows 7, I wanted to be in ...
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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 ...
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Grub rescue. How to fix it?

It all started when I couldn't load the grub menu to pick whether I wanted to go to Windows or Ubuntu. I have been trying to fix it and found out about boot repair. The boot repair application told ...
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Grub Rescue No Windows Repair Disk Plz Help [duplicate]

I Thought that deleting the partition with Ubuntu on it, it would uninstall it I know now that it doesn't. But now I cant open windows because all I get when I boot is the grub rescue screen I don't ...
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Grub2: Setting password in version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and the Grub version is 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1. I've been trying this for a long time. I saw this question but couldn’t get it work that way. Anyway I have the solution but am not ...
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Grub error 17 and 18 - grub rescue - how to boot again?

I've read several similar grub error questions and answers, researched on Google (a lot), but still have not found a solution to my problem. I have an "old" notebook where I've installed Windows XP ...
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Grub Rescue When USB Stick Not Inserted

Okay, I did something really sly, thinking I knew all the ins and outs. I got a great school laptop with Windows 7 Pro on it. Didn't like it. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit onto an 8GB flash ...
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Grub mismatched names rescue mode

My VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 wasn't booting properly, and I read somewhere about updating my packages. Along the way Grub got updated and now I am stuck in rescue mode. It says "error: mismatched ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...