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

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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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, ...