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

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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 fix/...
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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 the ...
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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, ...
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GRUB error-can i format HDD and fix it

I deleted my ubuntu partitions from windows XP now when i start up it says grub error.. i do not have any important information on my pc(all backed up to cloud) can i just format the whole thing and ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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12.04 server runs into grub “unknown symbol type” problem and I get stuck in grub rescue, how do I fix it?

When I try to boot I get stuck in a grub rescue prompt, with the messgae: error: unknown symbol type '13'. grub rescue> _ I hard rebooted the server over PuTTY, with the standard reboot command ...
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Booting error on GRUB after Backtrack installation [duplicate]

I have installed windows a 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 already, I was trying to install backtrack but at the start of the installation, I turned the computer off because it told me it was going to boot ...
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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 ...