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

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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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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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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 ...
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GRUB rescure mode, “error: unknow filessystem” and difficulty booting from USB

I was trying to install Ubuntu in a dual boot with win8, but I've installed several other distros in the past so I was quite confused by all the different partitions. I thought I'd solve this by ...
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Grub Rescue Unknown Filesystem Error. Grub Corrupted or Filesystem?

Now it has happened twice & have been pulling my hairs now... I have installed xubuntu on my external hardisk & have been using it for about 3 months. It has three partitions, one of 500 mb ...
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Grub rescue fails with “Boot Repair” with error “unknown file system” [duplicate]

THE PROBLEM WAS IN FILESYSTEM, THIS IS NOT DUBLICATE TO GRUB RESCUE STANDARD TOPICS. After laptop system crush (which was caused by hard restart), my ubuntu linux is not booting, it is showing now: ...
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Insmod error in grub: symbol not found:grub_realidt

I have a dual boot PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and then to 13.04 and since then I have not been able to boot because the PC goes into grub rescue with the error "File ...
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Surface Pro unknown filesystem

all solutions I found depend on a live CD, but my surface won't boot into live USB and I can't figure out how to access UEFI. Every time I start my Surface, it says error: unknown filesystem. grub ...
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12.10 64 bit Ubuntu won't boot, grub rescue, file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I bought a new computer a couple of weeks ago and installed Ubuntu from a book DVD. Everything went fine and I was happily using Ubuntu until I found out that it was the 32 bit version. I want to use ...