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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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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14.04.3 LTS tries to install bootloader to its own installation media, and how I fixed it

I tried installing Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS using the standard text-based install. It kept saying, "Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed. This is a fatal error." The alt+f4 ...
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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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How use the grub rescue to repair grub

I have a lenovo thinkpad e420 and dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 so I made a win10 install disc and tried installing it in an empty ntfs partition. After waiting ...
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HELP!!!! Error: unknown filesystem grub rescue

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 Server via disc. Went through and installed. I have a Lenovo Towerserver. Now I am getting the following error message and have no clue what to do or how to do this. error: ...
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Don't know how to fix this error

It showed me this upon every bootup: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I tried the method outlined here: ...
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How to recover ubuntu after converting MBR to GPT?

I have converted disk partition table from MBR to GPT using disk AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition from Windows in consequence I lost grub and therefore Ubuntu from booting though Windows ...
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Grub Rescue unable to “insmod normal”

I am stuck in the Grub rescue: I know my Linux is saved in (hd0,gpt2). grub rescue> ls (hd0,gpt2)/boot/ ./ ../ vmlinuz-3.13.0-70-generic grub/ initrd.3.13.0-70-genric grub rescue> ls ...
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error: no such device: grub rescue> how to fix this?

I have Windows 7, and need Ubuntu. I have this live USB stick. I have used it, but my computer didn't see it. So from Windows I chose option to help in booting from CD (USB I guess) an entry got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo E531

I have the following problem. I have a Lenovo E531 with an I7-3632QM, NVIDIA GT740M, 1TB HD and 8GB RAM. It come with Windows 7. After I free some space with the winmgmt.exe utility, I do a clean ...
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Boot fails to Grub Rescue “crypto.mod” not found

I have a remote server, which I have no physical access to. I rebooted the machine over the weekend and it's now refusing to boot, dumping me at the Grub rescue command (I have KVM access). When I try ...
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grub fails to find btrfs-filesystem after adding new devices

Having my server (Ubuntu 15.04) equipped with two 1TB HDDs in raid1, I added yesterday two new 4TB HDDs. After adding those with btrfs device add ... I rebalanced the system with btrfs balance ...
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ELF Header smaller than expected, grub rescue doesn't help

yesterday i turned off my laptop ( installed Win 7 and Ubuntu) today i tried to start the laptop and i got the error: ELF header smaller than expected. I tried Grub rescue it did not work, i tried ...
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error:file'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod'not found

error:file'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod'not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> tried options : insmod normal but error comes error:file'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod'not found.
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 off of portable hard disk on different computers

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 running off of a MAXTOR PATA disk with a PATA to USB casing. I installed and successfully booted from the laptop I was using to install from. I removed the hard disk from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Dual boot - No grub menu

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 in a partition along side Windows 10. Grub menu doesn't show up, it directly boots to Windows 10. Here's my boot-repair info: http://paste.ubuntu.com/12864055/ What do ...
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What can I do? Reinstall Ubuntu

I was trying to move (delete) from Kubuntu back to Ubuntu. And now I can't do anything. When I turn on my laptop after the Thinkpad image there's nothing. Just a black screen. I mean I can use GRUB ...
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no Ubuntu on boot menu

I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu dual boot on my Acer. I installed a third OS (Kali Linux) but it was slowing down my system, so I just deleted the partition it was on. I don't think it was completely ...
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Grub rescue error! How to fix

No such partition and I do the correct procedure it prompt unknown file system plus if I insert a live windows flash drive it doesn't load windows???
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Grub error: grub_term_highlight_color not found

I was trying to update Ubuntu on an old laptop of mine. At some point of the installation procedure the system restarted and won't boot up again. It ends up on a black screen with the terminal prompt ...
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Grub Bootloading Problems

OK So I've Installed Ubuntu (Replacing The Windows Partion) Meaning I Have The Grub Bootloader But I'd Decided I Wanted Windows 10 So I Deleted Ubuntu's Partions(Am I Spelling That Right... Doesn't ...
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error: unknown filesystem, grub rescue>

I need help I have tried undoing this error but to no avail. when I even try to confirm the correct partition to work with i.e ls (hd0,msdos5)/ or ls (hd0,msdos1) it still returns error: unknown ...
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Accidently deleted the wrong partition on a dual booted win7 and unbuntu

Google got me this far but...what now, and yes I know I'm an idiot In grub rescue Ls (Hd0) (hd0,msdos1) Set root=(hd0) Set prefix=(hd0)/boot/grub Insmod normal Error:unknown filesystem Set ...
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Boot failed, grub rescue..tried live usb methods as well as prefix insmod method but none of those helped

Boot failed showing grub rescue> I checked many posts and find out that using Ubuntu live USB and boot-repair, I can fix it but it doesn't work for me. Every time asking me to run 1 command sudo ...
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Grub rescue problem: unknown filesystem

I got error No such partition when I tried to install ubuntu through usb drive and it entered grub rescue mode. In grub rescue mode, when I try to access from usb drive, I am getting unknown ...
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Boot after installation error: no such device (Installed to External Hard Drive partition)

Installed Ubuntu 14.04.3-desktop-i386 alongside Windows Vista Home Premium. The installation only offered the 4.0 Tb EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE for installation, so I assigned (NOT within the advanced ...
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Cannot access Ubutu in Dual Boot Windows 10 as there seems to be some problem with grub

About 3 months ago, I dual booted my Ubuntu with Windows 8.1. It worked fine till the new windows 10 update came. After the update, Grub was over-written by Windows Boot Loader.As a result I had to ...
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Windows 10 grub rescue issue

So, my computer ran on a partitioned disk with 0,5 TB on Ubuntu and 0,5 TB on Windows 7. I wanted to update to Windows 10 and all the grub rescue thingy came up at the first reboot of the update. The ...
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GNU Grub error message when installing Ubuntu 15.04 on Windows 10

I know very little about Linux but I did previously install Ubuntu on a Windows 7 laptop and it went fine. This time I have a big problem: Steps: 2 year old laptop with Windows 10. I want to change ...
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Grub rescue issue, unknown filesystem, no such partition and no module specified

I have an Acer laptop which had Ubuntu and windows on the same hardrive, I didn't want Ubuntu so I deleted it but when I restart the laptop I sent directly to a grub rescue prompt and it says ...
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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 ...