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

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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 ...
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Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem, no such partition

I have been dual booting windows 7 and Ubuntu. I ran out of space on my C: today, and decided to format the partition that Ubuntu was on. I then downloaded a third party disk manager and created a new ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 with dual boot Win8. I broke grub

So I'm new at this. It's the second time I messed up the bootloader. I upgraded from ubuntu 13 to 14 and when I boot the PC it shows: error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub ...
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recent upgrade puts grub to rescue prompt

I woke up this morning to see the grub rescue prompt complaining about some highlight color being invalid. Apparently the upgrade to 14.04 was installed last night after I went to sleep. So I am ...
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Grub rescue after removing ubuntu in Windows 8.1

I could install ubuntu 12.04.4 alongside with Windows 8.1 only when the BIOS configuration was changed to "legacy support" and "legacy first" as well as "Boot Secure disabled" using live USB. When ...
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Ubuntu 'grub rescue>' 'ls /boot' file not found

I tried all possible solutions in grub rescue error... First I enter ls command and set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub then set root=(hd0,6) and then type set after that: ...
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error: unknown filesystem. grub resuce>

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with a live CD and asked it to wipe Windows. I had a dual boot before and did not really like Windows anyway. Now when I boot it without the CD I get this error ...
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Urgent! Grub error: no such device [closed]

I've been using Windows on my new computer for about 3 days, and now I decided to install Ubuntu. Now, I keep seeing the no such device error when trying to boot it up. I made a dumb decision and ...
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Booted up into grub rescue unable to bypass to other partitions

I had recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on to a hdd on my desktop computer which is already dual booting windows 8.1 and windows 7. The installation went fine the first time but I wanted to try to add ...
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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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error: file not found when trying to boot with boot stick

I have put a couple of old hds in an old system that has been running ubuntu. One of the disks is the old home partition, and the other is some other random ex-ubuntu disk. The old root partition disk ...
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failed login to ubuntu 12.04.4

I can't log into Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my laptop, it goes into (ash) without finding the root directory. I tried to log in with ctrl+alt+F6 but get a blank screen. I have a Ubuntu 12,04.3 disk but am not ...
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Grub rescue mode - Installed Debian on USB, and original Ubuntu 13.10 system doesn't work anymore

Ubuntu community! I have been using ubuntu 13.10 for the past year or so, and everything was fine until I decided to try out Debian. I attempted to install the standard version (command line) of ...
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Grub rescue error⠀

I recently dual booted my computer to have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I later decided that I didn't want Ubuntu, so in Windows 7 I went to Disk Management and deleted 2 volumes that were not ...
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Grub Rescue after installing Ubuntu [duplicate]

Today I tried updating Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04. The installtion went fine so I restarted my computer and it came up with a grub rescue> prompt! I have no idea what to do and I am no Linux pro(In ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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Grub failing to boot

When I went to boot grub failed and went into grub rescue. I couldn't find a boot source from grub rescue and after running boot repair off a live cd when I power on I no longer get to the grub rescue ...
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Grub rescue is stuck [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I erased a GRUB file by mistake, now grub rescue doesn't let me do anything. I used Boot Repair, and now my PC is stuck at: error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub ...
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Booting error: “hd0 out of disk”

My computer has this issue where every once in a while, instead of loading GRUB and sending me to the OS menu, it just spaces out for a couple of seconds, sending me to the grub rescue prompt with the ...
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Ubuntu cannot start first setup. HELP!

I finished installing Ubuntu 12.10 today. When I booted the OS, it booted normally, but the setup would not start. A few minutes later, it said in white text "Continue to wait, Or Press S to skip ...
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Ubuntu boot problem. Grub rescue

I use HP pavillion dv6. I installed ubuntu 13.10 after using gparted in try version to remove all the partitions from my previous dual boot(windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10). I had to install the new Ubuntu ...
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In grub went into system settings and changed priority of boot drives, now only booting to grub rescue. Help?

Whenever I power on I get this screen, where I can enter commands: error: no such device: e9e6b763-5dcc-821b-acc69c2eaaee. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have seen some other posts of ...
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Dual Boot problems (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10), Boot-repair didnt work

I have preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu that I installed a week ago on my Laptop Lenovo E530. After my first installation of my Ubuntu 13.10 as Dual Boot, I could not to log in to Windows again, ...
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Can't boot cant do anything [duplicate]

I did everything written here http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/install-ubuntu-linux-alongside-windows.html?m=1 and when finished installing Ubuntu I rebooted my laptop and chose "Windows 8 ...
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error: unknown filesystem; grub rescue

yesterday there was a power failure at my house and when i turn on my desktop, i had problems with user permissions on linux. I restarted linux and then, while booting, it gave me that error described ...
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restart problem after uninstall Ubuntu from Windows 7 [duplicate]

I uninstalled Ubuntu from Windows 7 in stupidest way. I deleted the partition memory of Ubuntu from Windows. When i restarted my system it stuck into "grub rescue". how to solve this problem.? any ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 crashed - GRUB Rescue is displayed [duplicate]

I was writing a DVD when I shutdown the computer without thinking. And on starting it again I am getting GRUB RESCUE>> Following solutions in other forums I tried the following - Load ubuntu ...
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How to make Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 dual-boot correctly?

My computer has two HDDs, one has 2T(Disk 1) while the other one has 500G(Disk 2). First I installed Windows 8.1 on disk1 and everything went well. Next I installed Ubuntu 13.10 desktop by a USB ...
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Nothing opens after GRUB menu

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu and very rarely use Windows. I recently tried to open Windows 7 and it entered the Startup Repair screen. It took too long to ...
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Restore Windows [duplicate]

I wanted to remove Ubuntu and get back to Windows. I had both Windows and Ubuntu running on my system. To remove Ubuntu I just deleted the partition and unmounted the live CD and now I am getting this ...
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Grub rescue boot error (already tried several methods of boot repair)

Intermediate Ubuntu user that has never really had an issue that googling couldn't solve until now. Initially installed 12.04 but had some unrelated OS issues so I had ended up re-installing, every ...
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Error: No such partition. Grub boot loader gone

So I was an idiot and thought deleting my Zorin partition(which took over my boot loader) would simply put everything back to pre-Zorin. Yea no. I have no recovery CD or Ubuntu/Zorin backup. I know ...
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How to solve a “Error Grub Rescue: no such partition” error? [duplicate]

I'm an Ubuntu user and I've installed Win XP and Ubuntu on my 32-bit Acer Aspire One. I've once restarted and I get this error: no such partition Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> Please ...
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GRUB Rescue because formatted Ubuntu Drive

I have PC with Windows XP in C:\ and a week ago i installed Ubuntu 5 to D:\ Drive. Since I had older version i Formatted D:\drive. Since then it is showing GRUB. I login using "'rootnoverify (hd0,0)' ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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Grub rescue rescue error on boot even after trying a “Boot Repair”

I tried to load Ubuntu 12.04 onto an old machine from a CD and the installation went fine, but I got the boot error: no such device: grub rescue. I looked into the issue with a CD live boot (unsure ...
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How to solve the error of “Gave up waiting for root device” at boot?

I am using Lubuntu 13.10 which has been working fine for about a month but suddenly my desktop froze and since then I get the following error at boot which doesn't allow me to use it: Gave up waiting ...
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erased grub config by accident, cannot boot into windows partition [duplicate]

JUST this morning I wiped my Linux partition into free apace. However, I believe I may have deleted my grub config files, so I cannot boot into my windows partition. When I try starting my machine, I ...
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Grub rescue after installing Ubuntu 13.10 next to window 8

I try installing Ubuntu 13.10 next to windows 8 on my laptop, but I was all the time booting on windows 8...so I execute a boot repair from a live USB... and since then I'm getting a nice black screen ...
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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 ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after updating from Windows 8 to 8.1 [duplicate]

I was having Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 (dual-boot) on my laptop. Recently I updated Windows 8 to 8.1. From then on when starting the system I cannot see the grub (directly boots into windows). I ...
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“operating system not found ” after installing ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I successful installed ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop with USB key. But after I reboot I get this error "operating system not found" I used boot-repair and it gives me this: ...
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Stuck at grub rescue> after deleting ubuntu 13.10 from windows 8

I have deleted ubuntu 13.10 from windows 8 disk management and extended a drive using that freed space... After doing that when I restarted my laptop I got stuck at grub rescue and not able to boot to ...
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Unknown filesystem grub error after unistalling Ubuntu partition from Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a really big problem. I deleted Ubuntu partitions from Windows 8 and now on startup of my other pc (im using my old one now to contact you) it shows this error: Unknown filesystem: grub ...
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Disable Grub bootloader's GRUB_TIMEOUT=-1 after failed startup?

My title may be incorrect, but I hope I get the idea across... You know, when you have a failed startup and Grub decides next time it starts up it'll disable the countdown and give you indefinite ...
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grub rescue no file error

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 along side windows 8 it works fine. When I just use Ubuntu only but once I restart and use Windows and then switch off and again switch on something error displays with grub ...
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Grub gone. Usb boot and windows recovery both don't work

I have an Asus Zenbook UX31E 128 gb ssd without CD reader. Time ago I installed ubuntu in parallel with windows7 dividing in half the ssd space and leaving the 2 small partitions of which one should ...
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Grub rescue: boot-repair solution didn't work

I have my disk partitioned with Windows & Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to format my Windows 7 partition so I entered the Windows recovery environment. When trying to format Windows, an error appeared ...
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Wubi Unsuccessful Boot-Repair

Followed direction listed at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Used live USB installer > try ubuntu > downloaded Boot-Repair Boot-Repair started automatically after install. Used ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 doesn't allways boot properly?

i installed lubuntu 13.10 on my hp compaq 2510p after i upgraded from a hdd to a ssd. since the first installation laptop has got boot problems. sometimes it boots properly but most of the time it ...