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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Having problems with Grub prompt

Updated from 12.04 to 12.10. Ubuntu won't startup. Wouldn't reach login screen. I booted Ubuntu from disc, and did boot repai, then restarted, and went to a terminal like thing with prompt "grub>". ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...