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

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How to restore Windows 7 loader

I have this situation: I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside it. The installation was successful and I'm able to have a dual boot, Windows 7 and ...
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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with disk encryption

I install Ubuntu to one of my hard drives, and selected both "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation" and "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation." After trying to use that drive as my boot device, I ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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grub rescue while booting

I have installed ubuntu-14.04 in my toshiba laptop. I tried to install centOS-5.1 as dual boot but removed the cd in the middle of the process. Because i thought this centOS installation may delete ...
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microsoft xp missing in grub with dual hdd

i have dual hard disk i have 2 windows x p and 2 Ubuntu installed 10.04 and 12.04 installed (funny some how but i can explain if u need ) , after update the grub is missing the working version of x ...
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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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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GRUB rescue mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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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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Urgent. unknown filesystem grub rescue ubuntu

I have linux under windows partition. I have 4 disks in which one of them windows is installed and 2 for data. Another one is 15gb hard drive, Which always asks me to format either i open it in ...
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I can't log in into my PC, shows grub rescue instead

I have Windows 7, Windows8, and Ubuntu installed. Now, when I turn on my PC, it doesn't start and it shows "Grub rescue". All that I could find is my Linux partition where I can find the boot files ...
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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...
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“no such partition” usb boot

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I was trying to mess with my partitions and ended up deleting my ubuntu partition. This killed grub, and I can no longer boot to hard drive. I tried to ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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“Error: Unknown filesystem” on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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Unknown filesystem on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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How do I use GRUB rescue?

So when I was starting my computer, I pressed F8 and then it said there was no such partition and now it only shows GRUB rescue. How do I fix GRUB to run normally again?
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“Missing operating system” grub2 failure

While trying to install Xubuntu after trying Fedora and disliking it(Still have a windows 8.1 installed), the partition manager was a bit confusing and I might have screwed something while trying to ...
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Install Windows over Ubuntu in grub rescue?

Can I install windows 7 in grub rescue by using a usb? Because after installing ubuntu, my computer always hangs then one time , When I turned on my computer I was sent into grub rescue and after ...
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grub rescue prompt

After 3 days of research and questioning the original owner of the Toshiba Satellite I have come to the conclusion I probably should give this up for something else, my son installed Ubuntu 10.4 on ...
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Booting Errors. grub command displayed

I have a big problem with my computer... I installed Ubuntu as dual OS with Windows 8.1 initially installed and I had to shrink my partitions in order to create space for the installation. After the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... ...
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Reinstalled ubuntu 15.04 and now it wont boot

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 after booting into a USB. While booted in the USB, I used GParted and formatted my entire second hard drive and installed Ubuntu there. I also have windows 7 installed ...
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GRUB: boot.mod not found, loading works but symbol not found on linux.mod

Update: Turns out it was my hard drive - I literally heard it explode when I turned it on. Looks like I'm starting from scratch, but I'll leave this question up just in case someone has a similar ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried with Boot-Repair also, Unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried stuff everything, but unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found in ubuntu 13.10

I've installed ubuntu 13.10, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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What to do when I suddenly get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0” error,and ubuntu 14.04 was working just fine the last night?

This morning when i turned on my laptop, it showed this error Error:attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_ I immediately shut down my laptop and ...
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Ubuntu Boot/grub message

I'm sure you have seen this question before and sorry to waste your time but I have 2 computers that use Ubuntu 14.04 and the laptop shows an error message when switched on: 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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Dual Boot problems (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10), Boot-repair didnt work

I have preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu that I installed a week ago on my Laptop Lenovo E530. After my first installation of my Ubuntu 13.10 as Dual Boot, I could not to log in to Windows again, ...
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Booted up into grub rescue unable to bypass to other partitions

I had recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on to a hdd on my desktop computer which is already dual booting windows 8.1 and windows 7. The installation went fine the first time but I wanted to try to add ...
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Useless partition?

I deleted a swap partition on /dev/sda6. The next time I booted my computer, grub gave me a message saying "no such partition", along with the recue prompt. I used my rescue CD and messed around with ...
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How can I enter rescue mode?

I want to enter grub rescue mode to re-install unity referenced by following answer. Ugh. I had the same problem. I'm trying to remember what I did. Get into a TTY session (press Ctrl ALT F2), login ...
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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>' [duplicate]

I run ubuntu on my laptop from an external drive. But I turned it off yesterday, and when I tried to turn it back on, this message came up: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. ...
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Operating System not found (Grub error)

Certainly after a reboot my pc I am getting following message in a grub welcome screen GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.For the first word, TAB lists ...
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Rescue mode right after installation

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. I installed it on my 2nd hard drive with the mandatory partitions (Root, /home, etc.), and installed correctly. When it was finished, I restarted my ...
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How to exit from grub rescue mode?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have entered rescue mode, I have tried everything including ls which shows only hd(0), How do I fix this?
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problem in dual boot [duplicate]

I have recently dual booted ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside window 7 in my dell laptop from live usb flash drive. The dual boot was working until I deleted empty partition (not ubuntu or window ...
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Grub rescue prompt, repair grub [duplicate]

I recently repartitioned my hdd and I have damaged grub on my system. On boot I get the grub rescue prompt and I have to go through the following steps in order to boot normally: set ...
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Grub rescue, what to do?

All I get is: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode ... Grub rescue>. Please help I don't have any idea what to do. I don't have the disk either.
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Getting control of harddisk [closed]

I discovered an independent section booting windows. I believe this is why my owned Ubuntu was going crazy. The machine is not original. I tried removing Ubuntu displayed partitions are formatting. ...
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Pointing Grub Rescue to the correct .mod

I've borked my ubuntu installation. It seems to have mixed up whether to use bios grub or efi grub. When I get to grub rescue, I can find all the mod files I need at ...
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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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How to fix the MBR for Windows 7?

I have installed Ubuntu as dualboot with Windows 7. Now I'm no longer using Ubuntu so i removed the Ubuntu partition and added the unallocated space to my Windows 7 partition. But after I restart my ...
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GRUB Rescue - Cannot use insmod, msdos3 does not appear and bootable CD is not working. Please help

First, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Ubuntu, GRUB, GNOME, or anything else to do with Linux. I've been using Windows for as long as I can remember, so my experience with Ubuntu spans ...
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Boot problem after deleting dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

I had a dual boot installation (Ubuntu 14 LTS and Windows 8.1). Then I wiped the hard drive partition that Ubuntu was installed on. After that the grub bootloader was still there when I turned my ...
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How to solve the error of “Gave up waiting for root device” at boot?

I am using Lubuntu 13.10 which has been working fine for about a month, but suddenly my desktop froze and since then I get the following error at boot which doesn't allow me to use it: Gave up ...
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Recurring Error while installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I'm trying to install UBUNTU 14.04.2 LTS on my computer and after trying to install it twice, I'm getting an error: No such partition Grub rescue> and I'm not able to access Ubuntu. How can I ...