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

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Grub Rescue when trying to boot into my main drive

I installed the latest Ubuntu onto an External Hard Drive just about 30 minutes ago. The drive was sdc with a boot portion and a swap as well. Upon restarting my computer, I came face to face with a ...
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Help with grub comand screen now gone off

I had just put the command in my grub to set root and the power went out whilst it was doing something and my monitor now says gnu grub 0.97. What can I do to fix this?
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Ubuntu Boot Repair

I have some questions about Boot Repair. Firstly, where/how can I get a CD of it? My friend and installed Ubuntu and I tried to remove it. Also, I may have deleted the GRUB files that get me out of it,...
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I set Windows C: drive as acitve and now my Ubuntu partition has become free space (unallocated)

I was running Windows under dual-boot with Ubuntu 14.04. I accidentally opened Windows native disk manager and set the C: drive as active. It turned my Ubuntu extended partition into free space (...
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How to boot into different partition?

This arises from trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04. The upgrade failed, so that when I tried to reboot I got an error: file not found message and the grub rescue prompt. (Up to that point, ...
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GRUB Rescue after Disk Clone

I need a little help from a GRUB expert. I just cloned a 1 TB Seagate drive onto a brand new 2 TB Hitachi, and before swapping them out, I decided to boot-test it. It's tied to my computer through a ...
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Grubrescue pops up and won't let me do anything [duplicate]

Okay so here is the deal: My mother-in-law's ex boyfriend installed Ubuntu on her computer, due to the fact that she isn't very good with computers, I now have to install windows 7 on it. I started ...
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How to solve Grub rescue and/or mounting hard drive problem

So, I have important files in this hard drive, and I need pick up them. To sum up, I had two HD on my machine: one with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and another two with Windows 7. I had to connect another HD ...
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Grub rescue, No access to BIOS and all linux partions have been deleted

I think I screwed up my computer. I used to have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu (not sure which version) and Ubuntu wasn't working so I decided to delete Ubuntu and have a crack at Mint. So in ...
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Deleted Partition, Stuck in Grub Rescue

Long story short, I had Ubuntu pre-installed on my PC. I wanted to replace it with Windows 7, and after a long laborious process, successfully booted up the Windows 7 ISO on my computer with a USB. ...
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grub rescue, can't boot from usb

I have ubuntu and windows 8.1 dual boot. Suddenly I got the grub rescue screen. I tried grub rescue > ls command and it lists down (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1) (hd1) when ...
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How do I get clean boot after fresh side by side install? [duplicate]

I was running Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) OS on my Dell Dimension 9100. I attempted to load (side by side) Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop. The install appeared to work properly into a 19 GB partition. When ...
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Grub error prevents booting Windows 8 from DVD

Half a year ago (end support XP), I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows XP on my computer to maintain internet access. Now that I have purchased Windows 8, I tried to install this instead of ...
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Dual boot system fails to boot at all! Help

I have a persistent problem of recovering my hard drive. I had Ubuntu and Win 7 installed on my DELL xps m1530 (Core Duo 2). After manipulating my partitions in windows, I got stuck in grub rescue. I ...
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'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I know there are a few questions in this already (error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod ...
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Booting in single user mode

On 14.10 holding shift at boot time doesn't bring up the grub menu. Is there another way I can boot in single user mode? I have bricked my sudoers file so I can't use sudo btw. I don't get a grub ...
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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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Grub rescue, what to do?

All I get is: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode ... Grub rescue>. Please help I don't have any idea what to do. I don't have the disk either.
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grub rescue at every boot

I had a dual boot installation (Win8 & Ubuntu). I was not using Windows much and decided to have Ubuntu for the whole system. When I reinstalled Ubuntu, I got the error error: no such partition ...
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grub rescue prompt

After 3 days of research and questioning the original owner of the Toshiba Satellite I have come to the conclusion I probably should give this up for something else, my son installed Ubuntu 10.4 on ...
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grub recovery in rescue mode

I installed Ubuntu side by side to Windows 7 on my PC. I used the same install disk for my two PCs. On my 1st PC everything is working good! Second PC I sometimes get the boot error: no such device: (...
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Ubuntu attempt to read or write outside of disk, entering rescue mode

Ubuntu 12 and now Ubuntu 14.10 do not boot, they drop out into grub rescue saying "error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd1'. I had no problems a couple of years ago with v10 but thought ...
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error: hd0, 1 read error, VM can't boot up

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OS X, and now I can easily ...
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Centos, ubuntu, and windows

I recently partitioned my hardrive to install ubuntu alongside windows. I then went to install centos over ubuntu. After this second installiation, even after specifying where centos should be ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Grub Rescue error

So I installed linux (ubuntu) yesterday on a fresh hdd with a disk. It worked fine till today when it froze after I had had it in sleep mode and I had to turn it off and on again to be greeted with a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... ...
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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deleted swap partition now it is booting to grub rescue

i have dual boot system , but while booting my system with window 7 , I delete swap partition by mistakenly . now it is showing no such partition grub rescue. please help me . I installed very ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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Grub Rescue Error No Such Partition

I accidently format my drive on which Ubuntu was installed. Now at the boot time it directly gives an error no partition grub rescue. I cannot istall any OS from my bootable usb drive. So anyone can ...
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I deleted Ubuntu partition and my laptop it was showing grub rescue screen

I deleted Ubuntu directly from drive by deleting partition option. On restarting my laptop it was showing GRUB rescue screen, which I didn't knew what to do. I went to bios and I changed some settings ...
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Help me to recover from grub rescue prompt

I had ubuntu and windows 7 dual boot now i formatted the whole hdd and installed only kubuntu the bootloader I installed in sda1 /boot 500mb but now i'm stuck in grub rescue prompt now what to do?
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error: no such device grub rescue Windows 7

I have a hard drive with Windows 7 installed on and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto an external hard drive. So I made a LiveUSB with Ubuntu 12.04 on and installed it to the external hard drive. ...
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Upgrading To 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Blew Up Grub

I used the upgrade option available at the Ubuntu store from the desktop. There was an option within the software updates to upgrade to 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr). After I employed this to upgrade, ...
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Help with recoverinig windows Boot manager with kernel-less grub?

I installed a dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 a while ago on my sisters computer, but I didn't need Ubuntu anymore. So I followed instructions on how to remove Ubuntu, grub, and restore windows boot ...
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Grub Rescue after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

Current status: Cannot boot from HD at all (dualboot with win7) Cannot boot from USB either (12.04 and win7), goes to boot: prompt, do not know what to do here, wants a kernel name, same for both ...
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Grub Rescue No Windows Repair Disk Plz Help [duplicate]

I Thought that deleting the partition with Ubuntu on it, it would uninstall it I know now that it doesn't. But now I cant open windows because all I get when I boot is the grub rescue screen I don't ...
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Grub Rescue When USB Stick Not Inserted

Okay, I did something really sly, thinking I knew all the ins and outs. I got a great school laptop with Windows 7 Pro on it. Didn't like it. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit onto an 8GB flash ...
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Grub mismatched names rescue mode

My VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 wasn't booting properly, and I read somewhere about updating my packages. Along the way Grub got updated and now I am stuck in rescue mode. It says "error: mismatched names"....
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...
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Grub2: Setting password in version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and the Grub version is 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1. I've been trying this for a long time. I saw this question but couldn’t get it work that way. Anyway I have the solution but am not ...
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Broken grub rescue,due to corrupt Linux partition, will ubuntu reinstall fix it?

I have an Acer Aspire AO533 with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Somehow my Ubuntu partition got corrupted and can no longer be accessed.As a result when I try to boot the machine I'm redirected ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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Problem upon restarting Ubuntu: grub rescue

I am new to Ubuntu. I was restarting the system and got the following message: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>' What do I do?
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Grub rescue - Error Unknown Filesystem

I am using windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu in my home desktop. When my local disks were about to get filled up, I tried to delete the Ubuntu partition. I did it from windows. I right clicked on my ...
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Getting message “error: unknown filesysten grub recovery” after deleting ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

After I deleted my Ubuntu partition from inside Windows 8, I rebooted my laptop only to get a grub rescue error. I looked all over the internet and was told to do the following commands: set root=(...