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

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Booting issue & Boot-Repair not working

I have problems with booting Ubuntu 14 on my computer. Normal booting ends to grub rescue mode (can't read something from hard drive). Actually only way I have managed to boot my computer is to use ...
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unknown file system, grub rescue

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. I installed SVN on ubuntu. it worked fine (I never shut down, as it was server). Last night Ubuntu crashed, and upon restarting, I got the following error: ...
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How to recover from grub rescue after replacing boot disk

I had 2 hard disk in my laptop. Primary Disk with RedHat and secondary disk with Ubuntu installed on it. Both disk were able to boot separately and I used to flip the OS of my choice by updating the ...
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Installed to external drive, Grub using wrong architecture

I installed Lubuntu on a flash drive as you would an HD (not live/squashfs). But whenever I boot it I get a grub rescue prompt. It says it can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod which explains the ...
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error: unknown filesystem

I today installed ubunto 15.10 and everything was fine until I switched back to win Os to free a hard drive partition which wasn't allocated to any Os when I deleted it and rebooted my system I ...
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Unisntalling Ubuntu from dual-boot windows 10

Reboot the computer. Go to bios. ( How?) Set the boot media to CD/DVD Put the windows 7 DVD(or recovery disk)in to the drive. (I'm using windows 10 and I don't have either DVD or USB, would ...
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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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grub: no such device: REMOVE GRUB LIMITATION TO WIN7 BOOTLOADER [duplicate]

OK, So I have a linux non-live install on a 16 GB flash drive, and a windows 7 install on a 120 GB Hard disk inside of the machine. starting windows without the Ubuntu drive inside will throw up a ...
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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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getting grub rescue.OS not loading [duplicate]

I can only see grub rescue window because by mistake i deleted grub folder in boot section.I just want to recover my data.Is it possible ? what i get is blank window(i.e. grub rescue window)
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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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Testdisk brings back empty folders that take up space

I ran testdisk in order to recover one partition out of two with some important files on it. Testdisk brought back the partition with three folders: "$RECYCLE.BIN", "saves" (this is what I was looking ...
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How to recover data in crashed ubuntu

I am using ubuntu for past few years along side windows7. recently ubuntu has crashed and showing grub rescue mode. i have again installed ubuntu in other partition. how can i recover my data in lost ...
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I can't get out of grub rescue

I had Linux dual-booted on my Windows 10 laptop and I tried to remove Linux, so I could start fresh, by deleting the Linux partitions and merging them with my Windows one. I now can't get out of Grub ...
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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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Filesystem is unknown for all of the partitions in grub rescue and I can't boot from a DVD

I installed Ubuntu to dual boot with windows a few days ago. This is my first time installing Ubuntu. I ran into a few problems and read in an article that I should uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots to Grub Rescue after crash

A few weeks ago I had some trouble with a broken harddisk as stated in this question, making me replace the disk, and reinstall the system yesterday. That day the system was running fine. Today I was ...
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Grub rescue error file system not found [duplicate]

I had a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Kali Linux 2.0, i recently tried to re install Kali Linux then i got the Grub Rescue. I have tried everything, i have searched through lots of forums, done ...
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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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deleted ubuntu 14.04 partition error: unknown filesystem

By mistake I have deleted the Ubuntu 14.04 OS which is on dual boot with Windows 7. After rebooting, following error message is displayed. error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode .. grub ...
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Grub rescue no such device

I tried to dual bolt win10 and ubuntu 15 and now it says grub rescue no such device: 906f6cfd-803q-4ac7-af57-896c9f334a5f
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Hard-Drive crashed and Ubuntu is the operating system. Help [duplicate]

My laptop was great last night. This morning I turned it on and it without starting up it's saying "ERROR: ATTEMPT TO READ OR WRITE OUTSIDE OF DISK 'hd0' ENTERING RESCUE MODE, GRUB RESCUE". What is ...
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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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Grub rescue on USB

I made the mistake to install Ubuntu on my USB. After some time I wanted to use it normally again (also the OS was really slow) so I formatted it. The problem is, I burned a Windows 10 ISO to it and ...
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Getting grub message after deleting Ubuntu partition and unable to boot into Windows?

I deleted my Ubuntu partition because I wanted to install Linux Mint. But now when I switch on my laptop, I'm unable to boot into Windows. I'm getting a grub terminal (not sure if it's grub rescue ...
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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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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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Computer will not run live cd. Just boots into grub recovery

Okay, So I am definitely a noob, but I got really tired of ubuntu not allowing me to suspend without hard blocking my wifi, so I went ahead and tried to install opensuse to see if the problem was just ...
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Sony vaio windows 7 restore. Please help! [duplicate]

My cousin installed Ubuntu on my laptop last week in dual boot mode along side windows 7. I did a restore to out of the box settings and at the first restart during the installation I get the error ...
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Fresh install boots into grub

Linux newbie here. Just recently reinstalled Ubuntu and every time I boot, I get thrown into the grub shell. I've looked everywhere, wasted a lot of time and can't track the problem for the life of ...
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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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15.04 working slow on my pc [duplicate]

A few days ago my hard drive died and now I have a problem. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my 16GB pendrive. When I use Ubuntu it acts very slowly. I tried my best to solve this problem but can't. My ...
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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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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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Installed ubuntu on an external can't boot to windows without it

I was out of town visiting a friend and I installed ubuntu to an external and gave it to him when I left. Got home realized windows won't boot without the hard drive. Can this be fixed without ...
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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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Boots into 'grub rescue' after installing 14.04.3 [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Unity 14.04.3 using a liveUSB with persistence onto an external HDD. When I did the first restart, it booted into grub rescue with this message: error: file ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition, stuck at GRUB command line [duplicate]

I am having one big problem. I had dual-boot on my PC: I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Yesterday I upgraded to Windows 10 and I deleted the partition where Ubuntu was installed. When I restarted my ...
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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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Grub rescue issue after deleting partition and wanted to only have windows

So today I've got tired from dual boot (win7 and Linux mint), so without thinking I went to windows and deleted Linux partitions. After turning off my PC and turning it on I've got error:unknown ...
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Password for guest [duplicate]

While I'm trying to repair grub using a live cd when I use sudo command it asks for password But there is no password and if just hit enters it shows please try again Is there any default password ?
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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 ...