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

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Grub Rescue: invalid arch independent ELF magic. Previously I had ''no such partition'' and ''unknown filesystem'' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Ubuntu and put Windows back on? It all started when I formated the partition where Ubuntu was installed. I wanted to get rid of it. After I restart my ...
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Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash

I did a dumb thing... I forgot that Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) switched to GRUB 2 which puts a ton of *.mod files (kernel modules) in /boot/grub. I thought they were soundtrack files put there ...
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Failed GRUB after 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade in system with LVM

I am using Ubuntu Server as a SMB server at work and two days ago I have tried to upgrade it to 12.04. After reboot, I got this grub_xput missing grub rescue> and all attempts to start from ...
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grub-pc [rescue mode] error:unknown filesystem

This is a question relative to the post How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue I've follow the post of virpara step by step on an Asus EeePC 1015PEM (don't know if it's usefull to presice ...
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No grub menu after BIOS update 12.04

I updated my BIOS while in Windows. After that the machine won't boot. Gives me grub-rescue> prompt. Tried boot-repair and Advanced Options but it did not work. The only thing that worked was ...
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Ubuntu Grub restore (12.04 LTS)

I reinstalled Windows 7, but I lost the grub loader. Is there anyway I can access my Ubuntu partition again?
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Grub loading unknown file system grub rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I am new to Linux. I had Windows 7 installed in my laptop. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 9.0 from a free CD I got. I choose the ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Grub boot loader problems [closed]

I've had ubuntu for about two months and its worked flawlessly but yesterday when i booted it up I got a screen that said Grub 1.99 (Grub Rescue screen) It asks to hit tab to display commands except ...
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How to restore GRUB when Windows 7 MBR lost it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) My dual boot desktop was running only Windows 7 until it crashed on a windows update. Couldn't ...
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GRUB can't access my linux partition?

Until now I had 2 NTFS partitions on my harddrive. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04, so i freed 100GB from the end of my harddrive, created a new ext4 partition, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. ...
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After update, get “error: file not found.” followed by “grub rescue> _”

I just installed quite a lot of 12.10 updates, was prompted to reboot, and then found that I couldn't boot.
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How to make a good partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) Boot error > no such device: grub rescue I installed Ubuntu and everything was going fine, ...
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XUbuntu 12.04 GRUB recovery after separate Windows 7 install

I have a RAID drive: /dev/mapper/isw_bjeeefeied_Lightspeed with root Linux partition at: /dev/mapper/isw_bjeeefeied_Lightspeed7. I've installed Windows 7 on the separate partition so it rewritten the ...
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I Want To Start Over But Its Confusing

Okay, I had a desktop completely running on Ubuntu 12.04. No dual boot at all. I wanna re-install it because of some complications. Now I know there are many methods out there, but none could work so ...
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Error: no such device grub rescue

Summary: I keep getting the error: no such device grub rescue, after installing 12.04 (erasing an old 12.04 installation beforehand, but using the old /home mount, from a different HDD) I have two ...
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Unknown Filesystem Error after VirtualBox Disk resize [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I was using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 as a Virtual Box guest. Because I started with it just to do some tests, the VM was created just ...
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Cannot boot Windows after deleting Ubuntu partition and cannot boot from CD also.

I have the problem of having the unknown filesystem: rescue grub screen come up. I recently deleted the partition of my hard drive that had Ubuntu Studio on it in an effort to clear up more space on ...
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When Ubuntu boots it boots to a black screen with white text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3, DOES NOT WORK! My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have a Dell XPS 400, with a Pentium D 2.8 GHz ...
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invalid extent - grub rescue

TRANSLATION I've Ubuntu 12.04 and ArtistX on a laptop with a external HDD. These work great. After this I installed these in two PC and I get the next message on both: -error: invalid extent. ...
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Why is my dualboot system asking for “grub”?

I switched on my laptop and it asked me for grub. I don't know what that means. I use both Windows and Ubuntu. This is what it said: GNU GRUB version1.99-12ubuntu5 Minimal BASH-like line editing ...
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Grub shell greets me at boot-up, instead of a menu

After a fresh install of 10.04, trying to boot yields grub> prompt. I am able to boot by typing root (hd0,1) linux /vmlinuz-blqh-blqh root=/dev/sda3 initrd /init-blqh-blq root=/dev/sda3 boot ...
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error: no such partition. grub rescue

I had multiboot windows 7 and ubuntu on my Samsung notebook NP305U1A-A07IN. I uninstalled Ubuntu by deleting all unnamed partitions from windows disk partitions as I read on net somewhere. Now I ...
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lost ubuntu partition

My Ubuntu crashed yesterday and after rebooting the grub rescue showed up. I've never used grub before but when I tried ls look like there are only Windows partitions there. grub> ls (memdisk) ...
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How to make grub detect an old OS after formatting `/boot` partition

I had set my PC like this: /boot - 250 MB ext3 / 100 GB ext4, Kubuntu Now I needed to install Ubuntu so I made a new 8 GB partition as / and formatted the previous /boot partition and set that ...
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About grub rescue command line

Please help me.. I have two hard disk in my laptop..window 7 and ubuntu.. I have problem to back in option menu..because i enter one of the list of ubuntu.. In option menu,,have a list which operatg ...
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grub is not detecting my partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tried to boot Ubuntu, but the GRUB rescue shows up instead I have following partition in my HDD /sda1 ntfs 14gb /sda2 ntfs 14gb boot(windows7 installed here) /sda3 ...
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Deleted entire harddisk. Now my laptop won't boot anything and stuck at grub rescue!

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4030. I used to use Ubuntu 12.04 and it was on the entire hard drive. I tried to install windows 7 but my laptop couldn't install it. So, I decided to delete the entire ...
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Can't load Windows without plugging in the external drive

My external drive contains Ubuntu and when I don't have it plugged in, I receive an error message with this grub_rescue > . I don't know what this means or how to fix it, but I want to make it as ...
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Grub error 17 and 18 - grub rescue - how to boot again?

I've read several similar grub error questions and answers, researched on Google (a lot), but still have not found a solution to my problem. I have an "old" notebook where I've installed Windows XP ...
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error : hd0 out of disk grub rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fresh install won't boot, error: end of disk My laptop Asus eee pc 1001 PX fell down and cannot boot anymore. I was on ubuntu 12.04. Here is what happen on start up ...
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System will not boot without USB thumb drive inserted

I've had this issue before when trying out Linux Mint, but I was unable to get any assistance. I was then lead to believe that it was a problem related to Mint, and not grub. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Reset boot-repair options

I have boot-repair installed and it was working fine until one day I checked the option "Purge GRUB before reinstalling it" and went ahead and did what it said. But now, I tried to fix the GRUB and ...
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Frequent grub rescue error: unknown filesystem

It's really frustrating. Three week's back story: I faced the following error on ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop, error : unknown filesystem grub rescue> I tried many solutions online apart from 1 ...
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error: no such partition. grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> please help me. I don't know how it has happened. I was recovering some data with Photorec (not sure if it's ...
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Fixing GRUB error: “error: unknown filesystem” [duplicate]

When booting into Ubuntu, I'm getting the following error with a grub rescue shell following it: Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I'm not exactly sure what I did. I believe I installed ...