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

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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

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to boot ubuntu from GRUB rescue

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error: error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub rescue> Other instructions on how to deal with this seem to be no use to me because I ...
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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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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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Accidentally moved boot files from root to /var/www directory, stuck with grub rescue mode

i am a newbie with linux and have installed ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr in dual boot with windows. while copying a software from command line, i accidentally moved many directories like /boot, /vmlinuz, ...
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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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Attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I installed 14.04 on my new 3 TB disk. After restart the system responded with error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> When I booted with Live ...
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boot-repair appears to work, GRUB does not appear

So I am a completely new to linux, bear with me here. I made a partition and installed ubuntu 14.04. I did not disable secure boot when I had installed ubuntu, though I have disabled it now. At ...
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grub rescue prompt after mac osx update

last night i updated osx on the mac i dual boot with ubuntu (i'm unsure of the version, but if it helps i installed it Nov 2013) when i try to boot ubuntu i get thrown into the grub rescue prompt. ...
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Problems Dual Booting Mac OS Mavericks and Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I removed my Ubuntu Partition from my MacBook Pro Late 2011 because I made a mistake (that will NOT be made again) of deleting Python 2.7.6 because I thought: hey! If I have Python v3 then I ...
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Grub error: out of disk on Ubuntu server 12.04 after power interruption [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu server set up that has been running happily for a year or so with no problems to speak of. It's configured in a RAID-1 to keep everything nice and backed up. Yesterday we had a ...
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HDD and USB drives refuses to boot, just sends me to Grub-Rescue

I have 2 Hard drives installed in my computer. On one hard drive, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and the other was a Windows 7 HDD. Today I had to delete the Ubuntu HDD. I did this from my Win7 Partition ...
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After uninstalling Ubuntu 12.04,, grub rescue is loading. not able to go into bios settings

I had a dual booting system with win 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. I deleted Ubuntu using windows disk management, created a win 8 recovery USB disk to repair MBR and rebooted. The system went into grub rescue. ...
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grub rescue error every time [duplicate]

I previous had installed Windows 7 followed by ubuntu 13.04. After booting in windows for the first time after installation of ubuntu 13.04, every time I boot I get a unknown file system grub rescue. ...
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Error:No Such Device … Grub Rescue>_ [duplicate]

I am a totally new Ubuntu user. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS side by side.I have 2 HDD- one 160 GB and 1TB. I decided to delete ubuntu and change to ubuntu 12.04 as 14.04 does not have much ...
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Grub rescue mode error

So I've messed up my install completely via ignorance. I'd had windows 8 Pro and ubuntu 14, which I installed using unetbootin and a USB, running on partitions on my hard drive, then realised I don't ...
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Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem unable to find solution from current answer

hii guys i have recently install ubuntu 14.04 on my vaio after that i have srinked a volume from windows 7 after that i am unable to start my laptop. the error is Grub rescue - error: unknown ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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About grub rescue command line

Please help me.. I have two hard disk in my laptop..window 7 and ubuntu.. I have problem to back in option menu..because i enter one of the list of ubuntu.. In option menu,,have a list which operatg ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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Ubuntu installation was well, but rebooting failed

The installation of Ubuntu went well on my computer. After that, the system rebooted. However, it stucks on: error:file not found grub->resuce I have only Ubuntu on this computer. No other ...
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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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Trouble booting Windows 8 and now Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I created a Live USB and used that for week before installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. After installing, Windows 8 will not boot, error message when ...
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Upgraded old computer. Unique grub rescue problem

Desktop consists of: ga-78lmt-usb3 mobo amd fx-6300 6 core 3.5GHz MSI N620GT-MD2GD3/LP video card Western Digital WD1600AAJS 8mb cache hd toshiba TS-H652 dvd writer 4gb crucial ddr3 ram netgear ...
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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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How to load windows7 from grub mode?

I have installed two OS(linux,windows7) in my laptop.Always,I use windows7.I tried to partition my hard disk in windows7.I deleted the 93.33 GB primary memory.Now,this memory came into use.When I ...
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grub rescue error: out of disk space [duplicate]

I'm pretty new in Linux, i used the list command to get: (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0msdos1) i can't search, I really just don't know what to do? I read i would be able to fix the problem if i booted ...