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

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'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I know there are a few questions in this already (error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod ...
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error:unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue

Here's what's happening: I think my laptop ran out of power and shut itself off (while the lid was closed). When I started it back up I get: error:unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode, all partitions -> “Unknown filesystem”

I somehow messed up my laptop... I have a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. The Ubuntu OS has been installed a couple of days ago and I was encountering an annoying bug: when booting ...
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grub customizer broken after changing grub backround image option

As you can see from the paste I have a dual boot laptop with win7 and Ubuntu 12.10. The grub broken after messing around with background picture with grub customizer.I didn't proceed to any change ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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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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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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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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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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Data recovery from damaged partition

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Kali on my machine. I wanted to install Windows 7 too alongside, for which I tried to shrink my Ubuntu partition. After a while, the screen showed: [ OK ]Starting ...
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Ubuntu message on boot up: problems found in /

Ubuntu keeps incessantly giving me the grub rescue problem. Everytime it happens, I do what this thread says: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/148041/recovering-from-grub-rescue-crash It ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub

At first, I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside with Windows 7 Professional. I was on windows 7 and I upgraded to windows 10. During the installation, It had to restart. What happened when I restarted was ...
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How to repair Ubuntu GRUB bootloader from within Windows WITHOUT a live CD

I've been running Ubuntu 15.04 and wanted to install Windows 7 for dual boot, and it of course deleted the GRUB bootloader upon install. However, every time I try to use a live CD or USB to repair ...
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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 rescue, no installation cd

i deleted Ubuntu 14.10 partition by disc management in widows 7 and after restart i cant access windows anymore. it says "no such partition. entering rescue mode. grub rescue." i have no installation ...
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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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 - error: unknown filesystem unable to find solution from current answer

hii guys i have recently install ubuntu 14.04 on my vaio after that i have srinked a volume from windows 7 after that i am unable to start my laptop. the error is Grub rescue - error: unknown ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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How to boot from USB. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>

I tried with LS and SET ROOT=... and SET PREFIX=... for all possibilities, but when I come to INSMODE NORMAL its response is: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> Can you help me please?
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XP & Ubuntu out of order

libertie@lodewijk.de wrote: I have Windows XP running. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a ext hard disk. After installation restarting... and nothing works anymore. Ubuntu from the Live DVD or from ...
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Error: No such device grub rescue (error appears when booting from USB too)

I know this error appears many times on the web, and the advice is to boot from a live CD/USB and re-install the grub from the terminal. This is not a solution for me since I am getting the error when ...
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`error: ELF header smaller than expected` in grub rescue

I am a complete newbie. I installed ubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop on a clean hard disc It worked well for a while, until various boot-up issues arose Details can be supplied, but the position got ...
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Does “No such device”->grub rescue on on an established system herald a catastrophic event?

I've already found plenty of threads on "no such device" and grub rescue on AskUbuntu, but I'm wondering what this signifies if it happens not on a fresh install, but on a computer that has been ...
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Error: no such partition help!

Ok so i had Ubuntu installed on dual boot with windows 7, i decided i liked it, btu i did not want the dual boot option so i decided to uninstall it. no whenever i turn on my computer the "error: no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unknown command in grub rescue

While trying to fix broken packages that prohibit the Gparted install in Ubuntu 15.10, I first tried fixing them in Synaptics, then went to the grub recovery mode to try that way. I went to the boot ...