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

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How to get out of grub error and stop it from happening again?

I have a Windows 8 laptop. I ran Ubuntu through a live USB and installed it (secure boot doesn't let WUBI otherwise). When I used boot repair to boot back into Windows, it worked. I restarted to go ...
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Booting impossible cause GRUB rescue won't let me

I created two bootable USB: Lubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 from my windows machine. SCENE 1 I installed Ubuntu 12.04, everything is fine. A popup window appears that says something like "I have ...
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Difference between alternate and desktop 64 bit? and how do i find out which one i am using now?

My system has crashed because of deleting a partition that i should not have deleted. Now i want to create a liveusb but i am confused whether i should make the liveusb with the alternate of desktop ...
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No such Partition - grub rescue

I have a dual bootsytem on my laptop. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. While working in windows i deleted a small and (what i thought to be) a very non important partition of 100MB. Now when i restarted ...
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error: unknown filesystem / grub rescue>

My hard drive blew out a couple of months back. I bought a new one today and I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and put it on a USB. I tried to boot from my flash-drive because it always works. The grub menu ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on two SSDs with UEFI

I recently built a new system with (Asus)UEFI and two SSDs for boot drives, and an HDD for storage. I installed Windows on the first SSD through the UEFI, and it works fine, I've been using it for a ...
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Can't boot from Live CD and can't find /boot/grub - next option?

I managed to break my installation of Ubuntu. The system crashed either while trying to adjust partitions or adjust the boot order (while in Windows) - not sure which as it was a while ago (the system ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows XP [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my son's PC. Then I bought a copy of Windows XP and tried to install it, replacing one OS for another. I have followed the advice given in many other similar questions ...
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grub broken and wont boot

i had ubuntu 12.10 running allongside with windows 7 (dual boot, 1 hdd). when installing ubuntu i accidentally gave it too much room. so i decided that i would remove it and reinstall it but this time ...
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Error: hd0 cannot get C/H/S values. grub rescue >

The power supply went out on our machine. We replaced the power supply. Now when we boot up, all we get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor. So we hold shift during boot up, and this error is ...
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Dual boot “Ubuntu Desktop 12.04” “Ubuntu Server 12.04” grub mess up!

I have a system with two version of Ubuntu in two hard drives, "Ubuntu Desktop 12.04" on the first one (sda1) and "Ubuntu Server 12.04" on the second one (sdb2). (first installed Desktop then ...
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Accidentally deleted Ubuntu partition. Now Grub Rescue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wiped Ubuntu files, bootloader still there, how can I remove it and restore Windows? I am in desperate need of assistance. I originally had two partitions on my hard ...
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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode

I messed up my new laptop while trying to set up a dual-boot with Ubuntu and Windows 8.I did a whole bunch of stuff trying to get it to work and now when I try to boot I get stuck in GRUB's recovery ...
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12.10 Lost power, boots to grub rescue>

boot-repair http://paste.ubuntu.com/1458019/ To my novice eyes it appears that the /sda SSD is the problem. File system "unknown". /sdb is my home drive and appears intact. Is there anything I can ...
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System in low graphics, deleted linux, grub rescue, can't access windows

So I'm pretty new to Ubuntu but I managed to install it with no big problems on both my desktop and netbook. When I installed it on my brother's netbook everything went horribly wrong and now I fear ...
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Booting Ubuntu Failure : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a Western Digital external hard drive (320GB). This is a complete installation, not a live USB. When I plug it in my HP desktop I go to the BIOS settings and boot off ...
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GRUB Rescue Command Problem [duplicate]

I did originally have Ubuntu installed on my Laptop, however I then installed Joli OS, since I did not want it any more, I formatted the disk which had Joli OS on, thinking that it would revert back ...
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upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 failed, now loads “grub rescue”

I attempted to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 last night. Installation seemed to go fine, and this morning I had a message like "restart now to complete installation". So I restart, get an initial ...
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How to delete grub entirely from grub rescue. Boot windows only

I had installed ubuntu (twice actually) onto the same drive. I wanted to 'try again' since one of them didn't install correctly and the other installed differently, but it worked. I was getting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (Wubi) not starting - root.disk corrupted

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed through Wubi on my laptop. For some reason when i click on Ubuntu on start up (when you have to either select windows or Ubuntu) I get the following screen, the grub ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot due to GRUB-Problems

Users out there, I came here with the spark of a hope, that you could help me. I want to get rid of my old WinXP, because the Game-Support for it seems to slowly expire now... So I took a second ...
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“Multisystem” lost avareness of installed OS

I was using Multisystem - http://liveusb.info/dotclear/ With it i had made USB multiboot with all these in one USB: Ubuntu 10.04.04 persistent Ubuntu 10.04.04 live Ubuntu 12.04 live Ubuntu 12.10 live ...
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Error: no such partition help!

Ok so i had Ubuntu installed on dual boot with windows 7, i decided i liked it, btu i did not want the dual boot option so i decided to uninstall it. no whenever i turn on my computer the "error: no ...
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Ubuntu kernel can't read its own root partition, but LiveCDs can?

My / partition is unreadable from the hard drive install, but I just ran fsck on it and know it's clean. I can open it in Nautilus from the LiveCD but chrooting to it doesn't work! It [the chrooted ...
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Grub rescue doesn't allow me to boot from LIVE CD/USB

I used to have Windows Vista & Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot. Accidentally, I deleted the Linux partition and landed on Grub rescue on the next boot. The tricky thing for me here is I have been trying ...
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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 moved .mod files using grubrescue

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 ...