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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
400 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
720 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

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
1
vote
0answers
77 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
912 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
170 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

HDD and USB drives refuses to boot, just sends me to Grub-Rescue

I have 2 Hard drives installed in my computer. On one hard drive, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and the other was a Windows 7 HDD. Today I had to delete the Ubuntu HDD. I did this from my Win7 Partition ...
1
vote
0answers
298 views

Can't boot any linux based distro (error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0')

i'm new to Linux OS and i wanted to install a distro for my old laptop (HP Compac nc6400). Tried with lubuntu, xubuntu, ubuntu (14.04 all of them) and lxle, and all of them had a single problem: after ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

GRUB error with RAID when other HDD's exist

I had this exact issue with Debian. Grub has no issues loading at all as long as all of my HDD's are turned off except for my hardware RAID array. When there's more than just my RAID, it fails to ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

`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 ...
1
vote
0answers
648 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

two questions 1.Can i just burn the main ubuntu download to a usb and another which is long er in the thread

my other is this i installed ubuntu alongside win 7 didnt give much didsk space so booted from my gparted live cd and increased the partion being n i bootes up my computer warning and did and when i ...
1
vote
0answers
801 views

grub rescue … error: ELF header smaller than expected

I've searched everywhere, tried everything I've read here, tried Boot-Repair ... keep getting "An error occurred during the repair." Attempting duel boot with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10 Latest ...
1
vote
0answers
198 views

GRUB rescure mode, “error: unknow filessystem” and difficulty booting from USB

I was trying to install Ubuntu in a dual boot with win8, but I've installed several other distros in the past so I was quite confused by all the different partitions. I thought I'd solve this by ...
1
vote
0answers
221 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
174 views

Grub rescue problem

I've been working with Linux for a bit and have just recently tried Ubuntu 12 and I prefer 11. But, when I went to install 11 again, I screwed up and deleted the partition with Ubuntu and have now ...
1
vote
0answers
579 views

“error: unknown filesystem grub rescue” rescuing my old backup

I'm not working with Ubuntu any more, but I figured since my uninstalling Ubuntu caused this, I figured the community could help me. Ubuntu 32-bit was not working in multiple areas for me, and I ...
1
vote
0answers
174 views

I am having difficulty to solve a grub problem

My laptop originally came with a windows 8(w8) already installed, but i installed the ubuntu 12.04 64bits in dual boot. To select the OS was grub 2. Yesterday i was making some test with a virtual ...
1
vote
0answers
466 views

Move Grub Boot loader into another partition

I am dual booting mac OS X with Ubuntu 64-bit and using the alternative install, when I got to the Grub boot loader I acidently selected the wrong partition to install, I installed the GRUB on the MAC ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Grub is missing after installation

I installed ubuntu,but when I restarted my machine it shows: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found grub rescue> I tried running boot-repair from live cd here is the dump of that: ...
1
vote
0answers
120 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Error:not file found grub rescue after installing ubuntu 12.10

I installed 12.10 and when it finished I restarted it, but it says at the beginning: Error: file not found, Grub Rescue> I then tried boot-repair and: sudo add-apt-repository ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

'/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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

How can I recover from a grubb rescue?

About a month ago while accepting the daily update the computer crashed with the following message: error: failure reading sector 0xa0a from 'hd0' then it said Entering rescue mode... I have made a ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

after fixing GRUB dual boot not working

I use ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my HP laptop. I just made some hard disk partitions and after then faced grub rescue. After fixing GRUB I got: way to boot (grub rescue> set ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive ('read-only filesystem")

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

grub Rescue mode ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.First time it worked fine but when I restarted now it gives an error: error: unknown file system. entering rescue mode grub rescue> Now even the option ...
0
votes
0answers
182 views

(Boot Problems) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It won't let me even ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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
0
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
315 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

After deleting Ubuntu partition, system is not booting from cdrom or usb either. Need urgent help!

When I deleted Ubuntu partition from my system using windows disk management and restarted the system it shows an error screen: error: no such partition. entering rescue grub mode... grub rescue> ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Error : gettext.mod not found

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my external hard drive and I used to boot it without any problem.But now there is an error saying: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/gettext.mod' not found. Entering ...
0
votes
0answers
163 views

Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...