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

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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, ...
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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 ...