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

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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, ...
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Grub rescue halt everything

I have pre-installed window8 laptop and i was trying to installed ubuntu, but when i restart it , following error comes error: file 'boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering in the rescue ...
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GRUB error-can i format HDD and fix it

I deleted my ubuntu partitions from windows XP now when i start up it says grub error.. i do not have any important information on my pc(all backed up to cloud) can i just format the whole thing and ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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12.04 server runs into grub “unknown symbol type” problem and I get stuck in grub rescue, how do I fix it?

When I try to boot I get stuck in a grub rescue prompt, with the messgae: error: unknown symbol type '13'. grub rescue> _ I hard rebooted the server over PuTTY, with the standard reboot command ...
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Can't get passed grub rescue, can't boot from disk, can't boot from anything, cant even get into boot option on my laptop

Alright, so I orginally have an Dell Inspiron 17r and came with Windows 8, installed Ubuntu, everything was fine, and then I accidentally made my main hardrive a "swap disc" while installing Ubuntu, ...
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Booting error on GRUB after Backtrack installation [duplicate]

I have installed windows a 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 already, I was trying to install backtrack but at the start of the installation, I turned the computer off because it told me it was going to boot ...
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Grub Rescue (UEFI Laptop)

I installed Ubuntu couple days ago and suddenly the sound stopped working, could not find the solution and since i had not setup or put too much effort into it, I decided to just go ahead and ...
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Problem with booting newly installed Lubuntu

I have tried to install Lubuntu on a Dell inspirion mini for my sister, but I'm not able to boot it. I get the error message: error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. grub rescue> I'm ...
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error : invalid arch independent ELF magic after boot-rescue

Had a remote system 12.04 server go down after a power issue, Attempted using boot-rescue and followed the recomendations, they seemed to make sense. Upon reboot the grub rescue prompt appears ...
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Grub rescue after windows install

Disaster, Please, Help ASAP. I had a dual boot on my pc with windows xp and lubuntu linux. Then recently i had some windows errors and decided to install windows 8 instead of xp. So after i ...
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Getting grub rescue on boot, but can get to grub via 'BIOS'

I'm pretty rubbish when it comes to understanding partitions and the Ubuntu boot process. I have recently tried using the boot-repair application to re-instate my dual boot menu after installing ...
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Accidentaly deleted ubuntu system partion during attempted windows install

During a foolish attempt at installing Windows 7 along side Ubuntu 12.10 on a separate drive, for some lab work, I accidentally deleted(not formatted) the wrong disk and immediately after realizing ...
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Can't boot windows or ubuntu!

I recently dual booted my sony VAIO having pre-installed Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.04 using a liveCD, and Ubuntu worked fine. (I had done the needful as seen in Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed ...
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Unable to boot: grub rescue: operating system not found

Unknowingly I partitioned the system while using windows 7. Everything was fine until I restart my computer, but now it shows grub rescue screen. I also don't have live cd for linux. So, I tried with ...
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Stuck in grub rescue limbo- Please help [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu about a year ago and yesterday I deleted the partition, because my parents were annoyed with the startup menu. I didn't know that I had to fix the 'mbr'. Now every time I try to ...
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Ubuntu boots to grub command line after using Ubuntu Windows installer

I'm new to Ubuntu so bear with me. I have a Windows 7 computer and I recently used the Windows installer to install Ubuntu 12.04 (followed these steps: ...
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Can't load windows 8 after removing ubuntu

Like the tittle says, I'm unable to load into Windows 8 after I uninstalled Ubuntu 13.04. When I boot up the PC all I get is the grub rescue thingy. I've read that I have to fix the bootloader with ...
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Error: no such partition

I am using a dual system, Windows 7 and/with Ubuntu. I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu before I format my computer. I deleted the sda file using terminal. After I reboot the computer, it redirects me to ...
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No Such Partition / Grub Error

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed (dual boot with windows 8) and wanted to downgrade to 12.04. I rebooted from cd and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I couldn't install grub normally on 12.04, so I deleted the ...
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What mount point should I use?

I just installed Ubuntu twice and I get a GRUB Error. I think it's because of the mount point. Since I put it at the root of the HDD. Where do I put it? Is it / or /boot? Or am I completely wrong? ...
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Cloned over /dev entry for Linux Partition. How do I recover?

I have a dual boot Windows and Lubuntu I was cloning a USB stick and accidentally set it to clone over my Lubuntu partition rather than onto another stuck (duh...). A few seconds into doing this, ...
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How to install grub bootloader over windows 7?

My Windows 7 is working on different partition and my Ubuntu 12.04 exists in another partition which is unable to boot on startup. I want Windows 7 and Ubuntu to boot separately.
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grub rescue error while booting [duplicate]

I had a dual boot in my laptop Windows 7 & Ubuntu 13.04. I recently deleted the Ubuntu drive but it shows "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>" while booting. It is also not detecting any ...
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grub rescue error can't boot

I got a new motherboard recently and I also have an ssd for windows and ubuntu is on my 600 gig partition drive. When I boot I get this: error: no such device: 956cd74c-6388-4312b52f-8b905e5d6dd0. ...
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grub rescue error everytime [duplicate]

I previous had installed win 7 followed by ubuntu 13.04. After booting in windows for the first time after installation of ubuntu 13.04, everytime I boot I get a unknown file system grub rescue. I ...
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File recovery after quick formatting

I have a dual System of Windows 8 and Ubuntu (12.04, I think). I accidentally quick-formatted the Linux partition using Windows to NTFS, with the built-in formatting option. Since it contained my ...
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Stuck in Grub Rescue

I would greatly appreciate some help! I have an ASUS R500V Laptop that is a little over a year old. I had Windows 8 running alongside Ubuntu 12.04 and it worked fine. I wanted to revert back to the ...
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Problems uninstalling Ubuntu, trying to put XP back on [duplicate]

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook that came with Windows XP. It was loaned to someone, who then put Ubuntu on it. I know nothing about Ubuntu, so I looked for information on this site for help. It ...
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UNetbootin install failure. Grub rescue trouble

This is my first attempt to install Lubuntu 13.04 on a PC running Windows 7 that has no disc drive. I attempted to use UNetbootin. It loaded up fairly easily. Then I clicked the Install Lubuntu icon. ...
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Grub booting error [duplicate]

I am getting this Grub rescue error no filesystem thing. I have read a lot of threads on this issue, but those solutions are not working. I tried live CD, and changed the booting option from hard disk ...
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cannot boot 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 because all files in /boot directory vanished

All of a sudden, I cannot boot my 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 system. The following is what happened, and the nature of my system. Generally my system performs updates when I tell it to. It displays some ...
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entering rescue mode Grub rescue > [duplicate]

To uninstall ubuntu 13.04 I run a command wipe in terminal but due to some reason my system shuts down in between the command was running and cleaning specific system drive. And now when i am trying ...
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How to restore grub after deleting it from Windows 8 disk manager?

I deleted 2 partitions from Windows 8 disk manager. It turned out one of them is the grub partition. Now the laptop directly goes to grub rescue mode. I used F12 to select the system I want to boot ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 grub2 problem [duplicate]

I've got an Acer Aspire 5733 laptop which was happily running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 on it. Today I accidentally entered the Windows recovery mode. This leads to an "Acer Recovery Centre" screen ...
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Dual-boot system stopped booting to both SO

I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.10 (or 04, can't remember right now) and Windows 8 working perfectly for almost 6 months. But yesterday the laptop was in Windows 8 and I put it to ...
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Cannot Boot Into Windows 8 after Deleting Ubuntu 13.04 Partition (no Windows 8 install disk) [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu partition on my Windows PC and I'm stuck on the GRUB boot screen. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I do not have a Windows 8 Installation CD with me ...
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What should I do if I delete the boot folder

I change the partion of the system with Geparted in the liveusb, ignoring some warning. Then reboot, 'grub>' appears but I can not find the boot or grub folder anymore. Afterward, I reinstall ubuntu ...
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GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using a Hasee laptop which has Windows 7 and Linux. I tried to boot with Fresh Operating System. But, while booting it with USB I see: GRUB Loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: unknown filesystem. ...
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grub rescue /deleted ubuntu partition

I accidentally deleted the Ubuntu partition. All I get now is the grub rescue menu and I have a Live Usb from Ubuntu but I cannot do anything with it. I changed the boot device priority from BIOS but ...
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error no such partition

i have a toshiba sattilite laptop and it was duel booted with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 i tried to uninstall Ubuntu so i deleted what i thought was the Ubuntu partition and no when i turn on my ...
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Help restoring my Windows 7 after boot failure and mysterious appearance of grub rescue> prompt?

Before we get started, I want to clarify I love Ubuntu, and Linux and all that Jazz. I know how passionate those with the expertise to help are about this. :D The issue involved my BF3 machine ...
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grub rescue toughies

I booted a custom distro from a Live CD. I decided to dual boot with WinXP, so I created a small partition and installed the OS. There was a little incompatibility with the processors that I fixed, ...
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system not loading after installing NVIDIA graphic card driver

After an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 official driver installation I can't see the login screen. I only see a blinking "_" in the top, left corner of a black screen. But I can't type anything. I also can't ...
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GRUB RESCUE Limbo… with a twist?

gang. I am in a bit of a pickle. I can only boot into GRUB RESCUE, even if I attempt to boot from a USB stick. And: All the commands I have tried in GRUB RESCUE (i.e. "help" "halt" "reboot" "insmod" ...