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

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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 ...
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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 ...