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

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grub problem after grub-repair

I had two OS,win 7 and Ubuntu, I was working with win and went out of the room and when came back I saw Grub Rescue!!! I booted live and did grub_repaire and it still says multiple active ...
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Grub rescue help. Other answers not working

Today I tried to start up my computer, and was welcomed by Error: no such partition. Grub rescue> It is some kind of command prompt. I had 2 seperate versions of ubuntu, along with windows 7. I have ...
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no such partition, grub rescue

I am currently dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I created a new partition, on my c drive, to install windows 8 on (i did not want to do the upgrade). I inserted the windows 8 cd and restarted my ...
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Grub rescue prevents live cd/usb or boot menu

TL;DR: grub rescue comes up and won't let me even load bios, boot menu, or fire up live cd/usb. Laptop is EUFI capable, with Windows 8 on one partition. I have a Lenovo Ideapad which just came in ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 12 dual boot deleted for Windows 8 installation. How to make grub rescue go away?

I had a Windows 7/Ubuntu 12 dual boot and I decided to clean install Windows 8 over them. The problem is that after I deleted all partitions and installed windows I was getting an "Operation system ...
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Unknown File System, after delete Ubuntu partition

I deleted the partition which contains the Ubuntu 12.0.4 OS. I have Windows in another partition (dual boot). When I reboot the system, it shows me the following. unknown filesystem. grub rescue> ...
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How can I boot into Windows from GRUB rescue without a CD drive?

This is my situation: I Installed Ubuntu without a CD (using A USB) Dual boot installation (Windows 7+Ubuntu) I did not like the installation and decided to boot into Windows and delete the Linux ...
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12.04 unable to boot on /sde, upgrade-grub and boot-repair failed

My problem is I've 4 disks in a raid array listed as sda, sdb... sdd and grub 2 refuses to boot on /sde (the 5th disk, standalone and containing a clean install of 12.04 LTS). I tried all solutions ...
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No such partition grub rescue

I'm desperate. I have windows 7 home premium installed on my notebook and I decided to install ubuntu as usual. Nevertheless, I had several problems with the graphic card while installing and I got ...
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Ubuntu starts up to Grub

when I start my computer, the system starts in GRUB. If I run these commands (as follows): set root=(hd0,1) linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 initrd /initrd.img boot I can start Ubuntu, but then when I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 SW RAID GRUB “out of disk”, but works when I remove one disk

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS AMD64 on an old Dell D630 with 2x 1 TB HDDs in a RAID1 array. The second disk is located in the D630's media bay where the CDROM used to sit. This setup works ...
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Stuck With grub rescue> console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem Here is the background of my issue: I just recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu along side with Windows 8 Enterprise. ...
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Ubuntu fail to start on a dual boot with Windows 7 on Vaio

I followed the instructions for the Ubuntu windows installer on my Sony Vaio laptop (model SVT131A11M). Upon restart I was prompt to choose the OS for boot (Win7 or Ubuntu), but then I shut down the ...
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Boot windows from grub

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my hard disk. I had installed Ubuntu using Wubi. To uninstall Ubuntu I deleted the Ubuntu partitions from Windows 7 Disk Management. When I re-boot my computer it shows ...
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Unable to boot post upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04 on a dual boot PC

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Last night I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File not ...
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Grub Rescue prompt after 12.10 upgrade

Dual boot HP desktop that had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 working fine until yesterday. Upgraded to 12.10 and the grub install gave an error of not being able to write to the boot sector. It looks ...
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does not boot after install, my troubleshooting and google fu have failed me [duplicate]

I can only get an install to "stick" if I use shred to zerofill my drive first. Otherwise, when I install ubuntu or lubuntu 12.04, I will get "grub rescue: out of disk". With the aforementioned ...
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“grub rescue>” Can't get past this message in spite of EVERYTHING! There must be a way?

Everybody will understand this problem I think, but somebody will have the solution (I can't find it on here even after searching). It's a straightforward (!) boot up issue (I wish!!!!). I have a ...
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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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Ubuntu partition deleted [duplicate]

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 along on separate partition. After a few days I mistakenly deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now I every time I start my laptop it ...
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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 ...