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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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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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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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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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 Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Can't load Windows 10 on fast boot setting

I updated to windows 10 a week ago. For class purposes, I needed to install ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 14.04, but then had to delete it for some reason. I deletrd the Linux partition feom windows ...
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Stuck in grub rescue (error: invalid arch-independent ELF magic)

Well, I fiddled a bit with my partitions, now my computer wont boot. I get this message: error: invalid arch-independent ELF magic grub rescue> set gives cmdpath=(hd0) ...
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Windows10 / Ubuntu 15.04 — Grub Rescue

I seem to be having a bit of an issue booting into either of my OS's. I went ahead and upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10, and upon restarting, something happened with grub. Here's what I've tried to ...
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PC won't start stuck on grub rescue> after Ubuntu 12.04 installation

Myself Rushabh ostwal Last night i installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my old PC. It was a dual boot between windows xp and Ubuntu 12.04. It installed very fluently but then after the installation when it told ...
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Grub rescue No such partition and all partition tell me unkown filesystem [please reply fast]

I have duel boot Win7 and ubuntu 15 , and I have deleted one partition 2GB and when I have restarted my pc and its tell me No such partition grub rescue, I have tried this step Set prefix=(hd0,msdos ...
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Troubles using GRUB Rescue

I am facing this problem suddenly from today morning and I am at my wit's end trying to figure out how to solve this. I am going through endless discussions but I still can't figure out the problem. ...
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grub rescue: no such partition, red screen, no boot

and thanks for taking the time to stop to look at my question. I was trying to move from Ubuntu to Windows 8. I was half asleep when I plugged in the Windows boot USB, and when it said it couldn't ...
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Forgot password, trying to recover on grub rescue

I forgot my log on password to the computer, so I tried esc. I get the Welcome to GRUB! message, then error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>
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Tried to update to Win 10 on dual boot, and entered grub rescue with an error

I have a dual Win7+Ubuntu 14.04 boot. Today I upgraded to Win10, and on the first reboot during the upgrade, grub entered rescue mode with an error "no such partition". After some investigation, I ...
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error:unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue

I did my best to look at all the other "duplicate" questions out there but nothing has helped. Here's what's happening: I think my laptop ran out of power and shut itself off (while the lid was ...
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grub rescue error on ubuntu 12.04 32bit

When I tried to boot up Ubuntu 12.04 32bit, it showed the "grub rescue" screen. I want to make Ubuntu work again without loosing data. Please help me out on this! Thank you in advance...
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Solving Grub Rescue! Error: no such partition

This problem was due to resizing my windows partition. #I some how solved this problem by doing set root=(hd0,msdos3) prefix=(hd0,msdos3)/boot/grub insmode normal normal but the problem is ...
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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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what should i do to get out of the unknown filesystem

Unknown filesystem: grub rescue> _ grub rescue> set boot=(hd0,msdos6) grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub grub rescue> insmod normal error: no such partition grub rescue> ls (hd0) ...
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Deleted linux partition from windows, don't have any ISO backup, can I recover grub?

This may look like a duplicate but my situation is quite different:- I always create two partitions to install Ubuntu- swap and root. I create LiveUSB first and THEN delete the previous linux ...
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Unknown Filesystem. Entering rescue mode.

So I have an Asus laptop with a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu thing, and every time I wanted to boot up my computer I would have to scroll down through grub to Windows, then press right arrow to load. ...
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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 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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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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 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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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 ...