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

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Grub rescue prompt (file not found) after update 12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS through Update manager

I am an old user but I lost my credential and so I signed up again. Here is my issue (that I am already trying to solve on my own but I need further help please): I had a dual boot ...
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grub rescue giving unknown file system for all partitions

I have a lenovo g580 with windows 8 installed along with Ubuntu 13.04. I was using dual boot without any problems for one year. About a week ago my ubuntu stopped booting and instead I get booted to ...
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Help with recoverinig windows Boot manager with kernel-less grub?

I installed a dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8 a while ago on my sisters computer, but I didn't need Ubuntu anymore. So I followed instructions on how to remove Ubuntu, grub, and restore windows boot ...
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I accidentally formatted my ubuntu partition and can't get to Windows [closed]

From Windows, I accidentally formatted my ubuntu partition that had it already installed. I am getting to the grub rescue thing but with ubuntu gone I'm not sure what I can do. If I could get back ...
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Grub Rescue after upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04

Current status: Cannot boot from HD at all (dualboot with win7) Cannot boot from USB either (12.04 and win7), goes to boot: prompt, do not know what to do here, wants a kernel name, same for both ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot issues

I am having issues with dual booting of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. My Lenovo U400 came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Last spring, I cloned the HDD on an SSD, upgraded to 8.1 and kept the other drive ...
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Grub rescue. How to fix it?

It all started when I couldn't load the grub menu to pick whether I wanted to go to Windows or Ubuntu. I have been trying to fix it and found out about boot repair. The boot repair application told ...
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Grub Rescue No Windows Repair Disk Plz Help [duplicate]

I Thought that deleting the partition with Ubuntu on it, it would uninstall it I know now that it doesn't. But now I cant open windows because all I get when I boot is the grub rescue screen I don't ...
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Grub2: Setting password in version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and the Grub version is 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1. I've been trying this for a long time. I saw this question but couldn’t get it work that way. Anyway I have the solution but am not ...
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Grub error 17 and 18 - grub rescue - how to boot again?

I've read several similar grub error questions and answers, researched on Google (a lot), but still have not found a solution to my problem. I have an "old" notebook where I've installed Windows XP ...
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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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Grub Rescue When USB Stick Not Inserted

Okay, I did something really sly, thinking I knew all the ins and outs. I got a great school laptop with Windows 7 Pro on it. Didn't like it. So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit onto an 8GB flash ...
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Grub mismatched names rescue mode

My VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 wasn't booting properly, and I read somewhere about updating my packages. Along the way Grub got updated and now I am stuck in rescue mode. It says "error: mismatched ...
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After removing ubuntu, I still have traces of it in my boot order

for a while now, I've been trying to dual boot kali linux and windows 8 and failing. I think a reason for that might be is because I still have traces of ubuntu (I had it installed before, formatted ...
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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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Cannot fix grub after running boot repair

Any help is appreciated. I've been trying to fix this for a couple days now. Trying to dual boot win8 and ubuntu on an HP envy(15-j1063cl). Whenever I boot my computer I get the "grub rescue" screen. ...
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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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Broken grub rescue,due to corrupt Linux partition, will ubuntu reinstall fix it?

I have an Acer Aspire AO533 with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Somehow my Ubuntu partition got corrupted and can no longer be accessed.As a result when I try to boot the machine I'm redirected ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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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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Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
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Problem upon restarting Ubuntu: grub rescue

I am new to Ubuntu. I was restarting the system and got the following message: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>' What do I do?
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After deleting Ubuntu partition, system is not booting from cdrom or usb either. Need urgent help!

When I deleted Ubuntu partition from my system using windows disk management and restarted the system it shows an error screen: error: no such partition. entering rescue grub mode... grub rescue> ...
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Accidentally messed up my filesystem wtih mv - Grub Rescue>

Let's start with saying that I'm a very inexperienced not-so-poweruser. Last night I was trying to move every file in a directory to another location, but accidentally did this: mv stuff /* ...
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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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Error : gettext.mod not found

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my external hard drive and I used to boot it without any problem.But now there is an error saying: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/gettext.mod' not found. Entering ...
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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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Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
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Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...
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Fixing GRUB error: “error: unknown filesystem” [duplicate]

When booting into Ubuntu, I'm getting the following error with a grub rescue shell following it: Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I'm not exactly sure what I did. I believe I installed ...
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Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash

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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grub rescue -> no such partition [duplicate]

I have a big problemm with my computer... I have reduced the windows partition and when I reboot then I have the grub rescue with the error message : no such partition. Moreover, I don't have access ...
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How to display complete autocompletion in grub2 shell?

If one issues Tab in the grub2 console, the autocompletion proposals are written on the screen. If the output for <prefix> exceeds the size of the screen, there's no way to get the top ...
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I get `error: unknow filesystem` on boot [duplicate]

I removed my Ubuntu partition, now when my laptop boots it just shows: error: unknown filesystem. I tried booting with a live CD, but I still get: grub rescue> error.
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After update, get “error: file not found.” followed by “grub rescue> _”

I just installed quite a lot of 12.10 updates, was prompted to reboot, and then found that I couldn't boot.
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Grub rescue - Error Unknown Filesystem

I am using windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu in my home desktop. When my local disks were about to get filled up, I tried to delete the Ubuntu partition. I did it from windows. I right clicked on my ...
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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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After updating grub, my dell inspiran laptop boots but goes blank screen

I was facing a problem with my Radeon graphics card (getting too hot). So I applied the following solution given here: Enable AMD Radeon DPM (Dynamic Power Management): To enable DPM in Ubuntu ...
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Getting message “error: unknown filesysten grub recovery” after deleting ubuntu partition? [duplicate]

After I deleted my Ubuntu partition from inside Windows 8, I rebooted my laptop only to get a grub rescue error. I looked all over the internet and was told to do the following commands: set ...
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Grub Rescue Windows 8 & Ubuntu Dual Boot [closed]

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now, I am unable to boot my PC. The error showing is "no such partition" and a Grub Rescue command prompt appears. I do not have Windows 8 installation CD ...
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Grub rescue problem after deleting Ubuntu partition!

After I deleted Ubuntu partition, I rebooted my computer and got grub rescue problem. What I have tried so far is finding the right partition of ubuntu from grub rescue command by ls command. It ...
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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode, all partitions -> “Unknown filesystem”

I somehow messed up my laptop... I have a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. The Ubuntu OS has been installed a couple of days ago and I was encountering an annoying bug: when booting ...
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ubuntu 14.04 error: no such partition

I deleted the Ubuntu partition from my dual boot PC. Now every time I start my PC the error appears ("no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue"). I can't even boot from my Windows disc or ...
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Recovery mode grub partition

I Deleted a disk partition using g-parted and I rebooted the system and it went into grub recovery. It showed a message that no partition found. I am pretty sure it was not grub partition. I also do ...
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grub rescue, blind mode

i updated osx last night and when i try to boot to linux, i get sent to the grub rescue prompt. i have performed the following steps: set prefix=(hd1,gpt5)/boot/grub (contains grub.cfg but mod ...
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Grub error: “Error: Unknown filesystem” when attempting to boot [duplicate]

I have dual boot with windows xp and ubuntu 14.04. Everything was fine till yesterday !! Today, when I try to open my computer, there is no boot menu. Only a black screen showing error message : ...
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VM is not booted. grub rescue

I am using Virtualbox 4.3.8 to run Ubuntu 11.10 as a guest on Windows 7 host. I shut down the VM and then restarted the host machine. Due to some unavoidable reason, I had to force shut down the host ...
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Grub rescue unknown filesystem nothing happens

I'm totally new here and have nook idea of the whole system. My problem: I installed Ubuntu 3 months ago on my PC next to my Windows 7. I haven't got much time to learn about it and I needed the ...
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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 ...