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

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ELF header smaller than expected

I have a Dell XMP-13 Ultrabook (SSD drive only) with 12.04 installed dualboot with the original windows. It has been running flawlessly for many many months. Today in the middle of a system update ...
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How to fix an "error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' [duplicate]

I am completely new to using Linux of any kind. I tried to instal Ubuntu 13.10 to a western digital ultra 1TB harddrive. I have an HP probook 4530s running Windows 7 64bit OS. After instaling linux to ...
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How to get dual-boot working properly?

I installed 12.04 via USB (side-by-side windows 8.1) on my new HP 2000 Windows 8 laptop after upgrading to Windows 8.1. Had issues with windows boot loader and grub so I spent yesterday trying to ...
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Error on restart of computer (Unknown file system ; grub rescue)

I have a dual boot system having windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10, I was partitioning my disk size in windows 8 after that I restart my laptop facing error unknown file system grub rescue> I followed ...
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Grub rescue: error no such device after attempting to remove ubuntu

After trying to delete the ubuntu partition from Windows, my computer can no longer boot to the Windows operating system. On startup, it gives the grub rescue error. How can I set my default boot to ...
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How to repair grub?

I have a vps using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I my host corrupted my vps so now it won't boot up. When it boots up it says: Booting from Hard Disk... error: file not found. grub rescue> How can I ...
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Removing Grub / Restoring Windows Bootloader [duplicate]

I really need you help because I ran out of solutions. I've installed Ubuntu in a USB pen, and I thought that I could use it just by booting from the USB port whenever I wanted to use Ubuntu. What ...
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GRUB won't boot after Ubuntu disk dies

I have a system with two internal drives. The Master drive is win7, and I installed Ubuntu on a partition on the other drive for test purposes. I modified the bootloader sequence to put the Win7 disk ...
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Grub broken, boot repair CD getting the same “Grub Rescue” error

After trying to format my 1tb HDD for windows from my SSD with ubuntu, I got the "no such device Grub rescue" Error upon trying to start ubuntu. I booted from a live CD and used the terminal to ...
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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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can't boot into ubuntu even after reinstalling GRUB

I receive the message error: no such device: xxxxxx. grub rescue>_ I've reinstalled GRUB numerous times using a live cd, using boot repair. I can boot into my system using super grub disk ...
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Install 13.10 failed - stuck at GRUB

Tried installing 13.04 to an old Win 2K machine as dual boot. Downloaded .iso, burned to CD, then put into machine. I said install next to Win2K. Afterwards, boot fails. Couldn't figure it out, nor ...
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How do I dual boot after installing ubuntu? I keep getting a grub rescue problem

Hi I just installed ubuntu 12.04.3 on mt dell inspiron that was running windows 7. I had trouble installing it at the start so i used the sudo apt-get remove dmraid command to install alongside ...
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GRUB rescue shows up after reinstalling Ubuntu [duplicate]

After reinstalling ubuntu at startup GRUB rescue is shown with error: unknown filesystem. what am I supposed to do? I have had dual boot with winXP and now I cannot access even that.
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD

I have been getting an error message after installing Ubuntu 13.10 64-bin on a 500 GB Samsung SSD. attempting to read or write outside of disk "hd0" Followed by a grub rescue prompt. I have ...
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Going from Ubuntu to Windows

I'm trying to install windows on a computer that before had Ubuntu 13.10. I tried to install windows with a usb. I ended up having to delete my partitions because (ubunutu partition were in the wrong ...
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Computer boots only to Grub Rescue mode

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. İ uninstalled Ubuntu, but my PC can't boot Windows 8. Instead I get an error message that says: Error: No such partition Grub Rescue> There are ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found in ubuntu 13.10

I've installed ubuntu 13.10, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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'Grub Rescue' is the most irritating problem that makes me want to pull my hair out

I have rescued my old computer for use as a wee testing ground for Linux OS. I considered trying Lubuntu 13.10 on it but I get this strange 'grub rescue' prompt (something like 'cannot read or write ...
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How to solve Grub rescue [duplicate]

in my system there was windows 7-32 bit and linux tamil (Govt laptop) I deleted the linux partition from windows by Disk Management in windows. when i rebooted the system i get the follwing Thing, ...
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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: no such partition Entering rescue mode…grub rescue>”

I have tried mostly all of the solutions in askubuntu page.but no positive results. I am new to Linux , indeed Ubuntu.
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How to restore Windows 7 loader

I have this situation: I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. Then decided to install Ubuntu 12.10 alongside it. The installation was successful and I'm able to have a dual boot, Windows 7 and ...
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Unable to boot windows 8 after formatting ubuntu partition and reinstalled ubuntu

I had ubuntu 12.04 lts, and windows 8, dual boot was working fine..but i had lots of problem with my ubuntu, so one day, out of frustration , i formatted ubuntu drive from my windows, now, i am not ...
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Grub error 17 after 13.10 fresh install

The PC was running, after a very difficult 13.10 install (Nvidia issues), but after a reboot the PC came up with Grub error 17 and will do nothing else. I've tried holding the shift key to initiate ...
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how to delete grub in dual boot of windows 8 and ubuntu [duplicate]

I had installed windows 8 and ubuntu in my laptop. but after that by mistake i formatted the drive in which ubuntu was installed so now when ever i reboot my machine i get the error: unknown ...
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When I boot, I get a GRUB boot error: no such device, and then grub rescue> what should i do?

I've just installed Ubuntu on my external HDD, during the installation it also installed GRUB boot loader since I’m also running windows 7 on my internal HDD. After the I installation though, I got a ...
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Grub rescue unknown filesystem…the ultimate hopelessness

I know the question has been asked so many times but in my case whatever I do as indicated in the following post (all solutions are tried) 'unknown filesystem' is the ultimate reply.. Grub rescue - ...
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Grub, “no such partition” when trying to boot

I am new to Ubuntu. I had Ubuntu installed on my system. No secondary operating system only Ubuntu. I am trying to start my system but i am getting error as error: no such partition Enter rescue ...
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Cannot load Windows XP after deleting ubunutu partition

I would first like to point out that I am extremely new to running different operating systems (dual booting etc.) and Linux in general but after having continous issues with XP, trying Linux i ...
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GRUB Rescue Error: No such partition on new install dual boot with XP

Windows XP will soon be dead :) and my laptop is getting a bit long in the tooth (7 yrs) so decided to install Ubuntu Desktop on it to see if the laptop can last a bit longer. Because there are files ...
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13.04 uninstall problems

After 13.04 uninstall cannot boot, Error on loading operating system screen, 3fe88167-5f37-42ba-a17b-a94e5dc9a312 entering rescue mode grub rescue> Computer will not boot from cd or usb ...
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Ubuntu12.04 not booting after installing exim

Also getting: error: reloc offset is out of the segment After I followed this tutorial (youtube) (installing exim on the ubuntu) my ubuntu server, boots up till the point where you can select ...
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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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grub rescue, unaware of ubuntu on my machine

i was unaware my friend installed ubuntu on my machine until now because im suddenly getting a grub rescue error. all i did yesterday was turn the machine on, check email and turn it off. Today it ...
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rescue data from corupted HDD

I have Ubuntu server with 3 x 1.5TB SATA2 on Software RAID5 and LVM, it runs as VPS Node. This morning guy from datacenter sent me mail that sda is corrupted and it needs to be changed... So he ...
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uprade ubuntu cannot start

I upgrade my ubuntu to 12.10 and after the installation, it restarts. But just After restarting, start up cannot proceed due to this pop up. Error: file not found. grub rescue > . Evrytime I shut down ...
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Install windows 7 on seperate partitions without losing grub

I have windows 8 installed on a separate partition which I want to replace with windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a separate partition. I want to do this without losing grub. How should I do it? ...
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unknown filesystem, grub rescue

When I try to boot I get this message: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> _ results of: grub rescue> ls are as follows: (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (fd0)
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grub rescue dual boot problem

here is the link to trace. im not sure why i cant boot. it says no errors at the bottom of the trace. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6403264/ anyway i am dual booting win8 and ubuntu 12.04. i had to ...
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No such device = Grub Rescue 13.10

Noob here. I just installed 13.10 yesterday And it booted up for me several times and all was well. Then this morning when I went to boot I received a "No such device" error and a "grub rescue" ...
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How do I boot linux from a EFI partition on a USB drive

I managed to create a USB drive image for booting with EFI using Mac-Linux-USB-Loader(issue). The directory structure is as shown here. F:\>tree /f Folder PATH listing for volume NEW VOLUME ...
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How to get rid of 'grub rescue'? [duplicate]

While logged into Windows, I deleted a disk partition which was containing Ubuntu. When I restarted my pc, it is showing 'grub rescue' command prompt. How to boot windows now? I no longer require ...
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grub rescue> error : unknown filesystem

I had a laptop with windows 7 and linux operating systems. but i deleted the drive where linux is installed when operating in windows os. Now i am getting grub rescue> I need to enter the windows os ...
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boot problem grub rescue error shows in ubuntu

I have two operating system, one is ubuntu & othet is windows7. When i am open my system, i saw a problem "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>" how to solve this problem?
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MBR accidentally deleted , how to restore partition

I know that my question can be a duplicate, but i spent a lot of time with google and askubuntu, but couldnt find answer. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 7 (i had C drive of 100GB and D ...
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Unknown file system, grub rescue

Have a fully encrypted drive, after running an update boots into grub rescue. Booted to a Ubuntu live cd, downloaded boot repair fix, said successful but didn't work. here is the log Any help is ...
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After re-installing ubuntu 13.10, stuck at GRUB Rescue, Boot-Repair didn't work!

Because i could not get the WiFi login work, i thought i will reinstall ubuntu, with internet connection to have updated drivers for wireless & graphics etc. I have deleted earlier linux ...
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cannot boot neither of my dual-boot OS

So I wanted to install Ubuntu 13.10, along side my Windows, as dual-boot. But then the installation threw error. Apparently the installation file was corrupted when making the USB bootable. Anyway, I ...
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Fix Grub Boot Loader after partition [duplicate]

I have a system with dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The system uses Grub as its boot loader. But, today by mistake, i shrank the Windows Volume and created a new Volume and all worked fine, ...