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

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Windows 10 upgrade lead into grub rescue

I was dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux Ubuntu on my desktop, and today is the day they gave out free Windows 10 upgrades. How exciting! I got the update, and it was installing, and I left to go take ...
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Help! (initramfs) failed boot

I cant boot to my ubuntu 15.04, after boot I get to initramfs. After looking for solutions online and here, I'm not sure what I can do to get back my OS and files... I introduced the command blkid ...
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what should i do to get out of the unknown filesystem

Unknown filesystem: grub rescue> _ grub rescue> set boot=(hd0,msdos6) grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub grub rescue> insmod normal error: no such partition grub rescue> ls (hd0) ...
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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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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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Unknown filesystem with grub, but Windows Bootloader works!

I have been having this strange problem for a month or so. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Win8.1 on my Lenovo z510. It worked fine for about 5 months, but almost a month ago, I started ...
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How to repair Ubuntu GRUB bootloader from within Windows WITHOUT a live CD

I've been running Ubuntu 15.04 and wanted to install Windows 7 for dual boot, and it of course deleted the GRUB bootloader upon install. However, every time I try to use a live CD or USB to repair ...
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Problem in booting from new installation of Ubuntu 14.04 to a new ssd Hard disk

I try a lot of times to install Ubuntu 14.04 toy a new disk in my desktop. But grub never worked. After reboot always goes to rescue grub command line with the message can “open” the disk see image 1. ...
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I tried removing Ubuntu and now I can't boot into windows [duplicate]

I am brand new to all of this. I had a dual boot system going on. Everything was going pretty well for a while and I was really enjoying everything. I was having some serious issues and there didn't ...
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Deleted linux partition from windows, don't have any ISO backup, can I recover grub?

This may look like a duplicate but my situation is quite different:- I always create two partitions to install Ubuntu- swap and root. I create LiveUSB first and THEN delete the previous linux ...
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I'm faced with grub rescue and desperately need to get windows7 booted again

I got message that installation of Ubuntu 15.x was successful (installed beside Windows7). Now I'm stuck with grub rescue (whatever that means?). From a similar mistakes several years ago I used to ...
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Error- No such partition

Although I know that such question have been posted before, but I could not find an answer, so I am re-posting it. I get the error no such partition, entering grub rescue, after restarting my ...
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Unknown Filesystem. Entering rescue mode.

So I have an Asus laptop with a dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu thing, and every time I wanted to boot up my computer I would have to scroll down through grub to Windows, then press right arrow to load. ...
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Grub rescue, No access to BIOS and all linux partions have been deleted

I think I screwed up my computer. I used to have a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu (not sure which version) and Ubuntu wasn't working so I decided to delete Ubuntu and have a crack at Mint. So in ...
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Grub with Multiple Operating Systems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 on a 10 year old desktop simply as something to do, and with an extra hard drive lying around, I decided to install Turnkey Linux Fileserver solely on the second ...
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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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Can't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with disk encryption

I install Ubuntu to one of my hard drives, and selected both "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation" and "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation." After trying to use that drive as my boot device, I ...
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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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How do I get rid of Grub-Rescue?

After a week of digging, it doesn't seem any of the current solutions are working for me. I removed the Ubuntu partitions but grub-rescue prevents me from booting into Windows. It doesn't let me ...
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grub rescue while booting

I have installed ubuntu-14.04 in my toshiba laptop. I tried to install centOS-5.1 as dual boot but removed the cd in the middle of the process. Because i thought this centOS installation may delete ...
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microsoft xp missing in grub with dual hdd

i have dual hard disk i have 2 windows x p and 2 Ubuntu installed 10.04 and 12.04 installed (funny some how but i can explain if u need ) , after update the grub is missing the working version of x ...
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Cant boot OS from USB/DVD after deleting linux partition [duplicate]

After trying in google for almost 2 days I came here to post this. I had Windows and linux in my hard disk. I tried to format linux but mistakenly deleted the partition. It got hung and forcefully ...
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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 mode after deleting ubuntu partition

I had windows 8.1 preinstalled on my MSI cx61 2pc 1214xes. I installed Ubuntu a lot of time ago, in dual boot. But this morning I wanted to remove it in order to have more free space. So I deleted the ...
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Urgent. unknown filesystem grub rescue ubuntu

I have linux under windows partition. I have 4 disks in which one of them windows is installed and 2 for data. Another one is 15gb hard drive, Which always asks me to format either i open it in ...
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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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How do I restore the Windows (8.1) MBR from Ubuntu Linux

Not so new to Ubuntu but when it comes to the internal advanced workings I'm completely lost. It seems to be a common issue to delete your Ubuntu partition from Windows and find out later that ...
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“no such partition” usb boot

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I was trying to mess with my partitions and ended up deleting my ubuntu partition. This killed grub, and I can no longer boot to hard drive. I tried to ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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“Error: Unknown filesystem” on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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Unknown filesystem on all my drives on Grub rescue

I was trying to start my computer in Windows safe mode and ended up pressing F8 before selecting Windows in grub instead of after and now it's stuck in grub rescue. I looked up how to use it to make ...
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How do I use GRUB rescue?

So when I was starting my computer, I pressed F8 and then it said there was no such partition and now it only shows GRUB rescue. How do I fix GRUB to run normally again?
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“Missing operating system” grub2 failure

While trying to install Xubuntu after trying Fedora and disliking it(Still have a windows 8.1 installed), the partition manager was a bit confusing and I might have screwed something while trying to ...
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grub rescue prompt

After 3 days of research and questioning the original owner of the Toshiba Satellite I have come to the conclusion I probably should give this up for something else, my son installed Ubuntu 10.4 on ...
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Booting Errors. grub command displayed

I have a big problem with my computer... I installed Ubuntu as dual OS with Windows 8.1 initially installed and I had to shrink my partitions in order to create space for the installation. After the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot

I am not able to start the operating system .Whenever I try to start the operating system it shows the following error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found Entering rescue mode... ...
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Reinstalled ubuntu 15.04 and now it wont boot

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 after booting into a USB. While booted in the USB, I used GParted and formatted my entire second hard drive and installed Ubuntu there. I also have windows 7 installed ...
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GRUB: boot.mod not found, loading works but symbol not found on linux.mod

Update: Turns out it was my hard drive - I literally heard it explode when I turned it on. Looks like I'm starting from scratch, but I'll leave this question up just in case someone has a similar ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried with Boot-Repair also, Unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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Grub Error: Unknown filesystem(Tried stuff everything, but unable to resolve it)

I have a dual boot in laptop which consisting of Ubuntu along with Windows7, But my laptop is showing the error Grub Error: Unknown filesystem when booting. I tried everything in the web and followed ...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found in ubuntu 13.10

I've installed ubuntu 13.10, but after rebooting I get the message: GRUB loading: Welcome to GRUB! error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I have ...
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What to do when I suddenly get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0” error,and ubuntu 14.04 was working just fine the last night?

This morning when i turned on my laptop, it showed this error Error:attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_ I immediately shut down my laptop and ...
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Ubuntu Boot/grub message

I'm sure you have seen this question before and sorry to waste your time but I have 2 computers that use Ubuntu 14.04 and the laptop shows an error message when switched on: error: file ...
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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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Dual Boot problems (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10), Boot-repair didnt work

I have preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu that I installed a week ago on my Laptop Lenovo E530. After my first installation of my Ubuntu 13.10 as Dual Boot, I could not to log in to Windows again, ...
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Booted up into grub rescue unable to bypass to other partitions

I had recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on to a hdd on my desktop computer which is already dual booting windows 8.1 and windows 7. The installation went fine the first time but I wanted to try to add ...
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Useless partition?

I deleted a swap partition on /dev/sda6. The next time I booted my computer, grub gave me a message saying "no such partition", along with the recue prompt. I used my rescue CD and messed around with ...
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How can I enter rescue mode?

I want to enter grub rescue mode to re-install unity referenced by following answer. Ugh. I had the same problem. I'm trying to remember what I did. Get into a TTY session (press Ctrl ALT F2), login ...
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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>' [duplicate]

I run ubuntu on my laptop from an external drive. But I turned it off yesterday, and when I tried to turn it back on, this message came up: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. ...
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Operating System not found (Grub error)

Certainly after a reboot my pc I am getting following message in a grub welcome screen GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.For the first word, TAB lists ...