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

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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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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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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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What mount point should I use? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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" ...
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How to fix the MBR for Windows 7?

I have installed Ubuntu as dualboot with Windows 7. Now I'm no longer using Ubuntu so i removed the Ubuntu partition and added the unallocated space to my Windows 7 partition. But after I restart my ...
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grub says unknown file system. what do I do?

I have a dual boot PC with Windows XP and Lubuntu. What happened is, I tried to uninstall Lubuntu by trying to format the root drive while using Lubuntu. it just said error, so I looked for other ...
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Booting into windows from grub rescue [duplicate]

I had dual os, and after booting into windows I deleted the Linux partition and forgot to rewrite windows mbr from within windows and that made me land on the grub rescue after the reboot. I don't ...
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HELP! Grub Rescue Mode

I have a laptop which is partitioned with Windows 7 and Fedora 18. I tried to delete F18 in Partition Manager in Windows 7 and then when I restarted my computer it would still go to GRUB launcher and ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition, Forgot to Restore MBR, BIOS Supervisor Password [duplicate]

So, I have gotten into this madness. I deleted my notebook ubuntu partition, wanted to delete the ubuntu. But alas, I forgot to restore the MBR. Well, no biggie if I can access live usb ubuntu ...
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Grub rescue can't write outside of disk “hd0” [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04 from a Live USB, and it said it was successfully installed, and after the reboot I got an error message that said: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk ...
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How to load Windows 7 from GRUB rescue

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on the same partition Some time later, decided to uninstall Ubuntu.So I booted Ubuntu,Changed the hd related to it to NTFS,I did NOT extended my main drive ...
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two questions 1.Can i just burn the main ubuntu download to a usb and another which is long er in the thread

my other is this i installed ubuntu alongside win 7 didnt give much didsk space so booted from my gparted live cd and increased the partion being n i bootes up my computer warning and did and when i ...
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grub rescue … error: ELF header smaller than expected

I've searched everywhere, tried everything I've read here, tried Boot-Repair ... keep getting "An error occurred during the repair." Attempting duel boot with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10 Latest ...
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Grub Rescue help [duplicate]

I tried to delete an Ubuntu Partition and now I cant access either of my Operating Systems. I have tried Several different commands and none of them worked. I always got the unknown Filesystem error ...
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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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How do you fix the grub rescue

I deleted the Ubuntu partition via Windows and was going to use an USB to re download and install it. But when I restarted the computer the unknown file system and grub rescue screen came up. Now, I ...
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error:attempt to read or write outside of disk “hdo”. grub rescue<

New PC, set up Win 7, removed Win 7 to install Ubuntu 13.04, installed fine. Once the disk is removed, at boot up It gives error:attempt to read or write outside of disk "hdo". grub rescue< What ...
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How do I solve Grub 1.99 default timeout error? [duplicate]

I am using grub 1.99 and Ubuntu. I edited the Grub and set DEFAULT_TIMEOUT as 0, but it loads directly into Windows 8, so how do I get back to Ubuntu to re-edit?
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Can not boot 12.04LTS from USB HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an external USB HDD, and put the bootloader onto the same drive. This is so I can interrupt the boot sequence on the PC and force the system to boot from the ...
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Grub Error, No such device

I installed a new motherboard and processor combo tonight and can not fix grub. I tried auto grub reinstall in the ubuntu installer rescue system. Nothing. I tried several of the guides around the ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partion, can't get boot menu up

I deleted my Ubuntu partition by mistake and now I get this error: Error: no such partition grub rescue> How do I get my boot options up again so I can load a live CD? The partition it seems ...
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grub rescue…delete ubuntu…windows 8…purple screen [duplicate]

Okay so I noticed I am basically screwed and have been working on this for hours. I tried to dual boot my windows 8, but I am still a beginner and failed. I am at the point where I delete ubuntu, get ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not booting after upgrade from 12.10 [duplicate]

This is duplicate post from here After upgrading to 13.04, I was able to boot into ubuntu. I made change a line in grub from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" to ...
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Grub rescue unknown file system error

I formatted my partition of Ubuntu 11.04 and created a new simple volume in Windows. But when I rebooted my laptop, I got an error :no such partition. I tried nearly all commands suggested, but could ...
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Fixing Windows 8 after removing ubuntu [duplicate]

I tried installing Ubuntu (successfully) on my Windows 8 machine so i could develop in c and it worked decently for a while. I did this without wubi. However, I later got a virtual machine to run ...
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No operating system will boot after attempting to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 8 on a Lenovo T530

I've had to retry this a million times, and it's doing my head in. Please help me. I resized my partitions from within Windows 8, and disabled everything I was supposed to, I installed 13.04 from a ...
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GRUB rescue error on installed Ubuntu 13.04 with my Windows 8 pro. I tried to merge a partition of e drive that was not my os drive [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Windows 8 Pro of HP dv6 7012tx. When I am opening my laptop, its showing these error before showing Windows 8 logo. error : unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ...
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Rebooting Problem

After experiencing these problems Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04?, Unity isn't working after running `unity --replace` I realised my best bet would be to uninstall ...
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Need to rescue ubuntu without mess

I usually play with OS and always use dual boot (win,ubuntu). So the grub problem is more obvious, At my first usage of Ubuntu I found it very difficult to restore grub. Live CD method always ...