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

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grub customizer broken after changing grub backround image option

As you can see from the paste I have a dual boot laptop with win7 and Ubuntu 12.10. The grub broken after messing around with background picture with grub customizer.I didn't proceed to any change ...
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“error: no such device…<grub rescue>” i'm clueless

First off, I have no idea what I've done or am doing, so any help offered (which will be greatly appreciated) will have to be spelled out in great detail so I can understand what I need to do. I've ...
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Unknown filesystem Grub rescue error [duplicate]

I use only ubuntu. When i turned on my laptop today, it says grub rescue. I tried ls command which returned me (hd0), (hd0,msdos5), (hd0,msdos1). I tried ls (hd0), ls (hd0,msdos5) and ls (hd0,msdos1). ...
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GRUB “no such partition error”

I have a dual booted Windows/Linux computer. Today when I turn it on, it says: error: no such partition. Grubrescue > What do I do?
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12.04 installation failure -> failed to boot -> system showing grub rescue

I had initially installed 12.10 for some project related SCiM-m17n . Unfortunately scim-m17n was not working (raised in askubutu too) . I was advised by my client to install 12.04 where this is ...
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Accidentally deleted all partitions, how can I restore the operating systems? [duplicate]

Hi guys I installed ubuntu 12.04 (x32) on my system and then side by side I had my windows7 ultimate(x64) running aswell (dual boot). Last week for some reason I started getting a blue screen crash ...
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I can't log in into my PC, shows grub rescue instead

I have Windows 7, Windows8, and Ubuntu installed. Now, when I turn on my PC, it doesn't start and it shows "Grub rescue". All that I could find is my Linux partition where I can find the boot files ...
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Does “No such device”->grub rescue on on an established system herald a catastrophic event?

I've already found plenty of threads on "no such device" and grub rescue on AskUbuntu, but I'm wondering what this signifies if it happens not on a fresh install, but on a computer that has been ...
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Grub Rescue Error (unknown file system)

I had Linux 12.10 on my hard drive and after much frustration trying to get certain Windows programs to work with it, I reinstalled Windows on a new hard drive (in case I wanted to go back to Linux). ...
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GRUB error while trying to run fully installed Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

Due to my laptop having a RAM problem, I removed its SSD(which contains an Ubuntu 12.04 installation, with my personal data) and attempted to boot it from my old P4 machine lying around. This P4 ...
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Boot repair did not fix grub rescue prompt, new install ubuntu 12.10

Total linux noob. Trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 into an 80G IDE drive. I can boot from the LiveUSB, and install Linux successfully. I shut down, remove the USB stick, and restart. The BIOS screen ...
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Grub Rescue - No such device on boot

I currently have Windows 7 - 64bit Professional on my PC. I tried to install 12.10 via USB and it worked OK, I partitioned my main C drive and restarted my PC after Ubuntu had installed. On boot up I ...
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initramfs prompt “mount: can't read etc/fstab” after grub rescue

I had a bootable USB key witk ubuntustudio with two partitions: /dev/sdb1 with Ubuntu and a fat32 /dev/sdb2. Then I realized that Windows only reads partitions if they are the first. So I moved ...
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Macbook Pro 9,2 Grub Rescue Prompt rEFIt Ubuntu 12.04

I have dual-booted Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro 9,2 without any problems after I have managed to boot into Ubuntu. However, to do that I must use super grub disk. I have a dual boot system, so I ...
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Installed ubuntu on external hardrive, tried to boot got grub rescue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 onto an external hard drive after I partitioned it and everything went well. Assuming I could boot Ubuntu I rebooted the computer and I went into Windows 7, I wanted to be in ...
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Setting up Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 screwed up GRUB

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire M5-581T that came with Windows 8 preloaded. After several attempts at trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, I finally managed to boot from a LiveUSB and install ...
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Accidentally deleted Ubuntu partition, Windows 8 hibernated, cannot access bios to boot from USB. Help?

I made a mistake I completely regret. After I deleted my Ubuntu partition in Windows 8, my battery got too low and I lost power. I plugged in the cord and restarted the machine and was hit with a GRUB ...
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What happens with Grub Rescue?

My problem is that I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 using Wubi, and since I have Windows XP I decided not to partition my hard drive. The installation went through fine, and when it finished I restarted ...
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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 ...