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

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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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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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error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/extcmd.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>'

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 ...
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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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Rescue mode right after installation

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer. I installed it on my 2nd hard drive with the mandatory partitions (Root, /home, etc.), and installed correctly. When it was finished, I restarted my ...
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How to exit from grub rescue mode?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have entered rescue mode, I have tried everything including ls which shows only hd(0), How do I fix this?
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problem in dual boot [duplicate]

I have recently dual booted ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS alongside window 7 in my dell laptop from live usb flash drive. The dual boot was working until I deleted empty partition (not ubuntu or window ...
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Grub rescue prompt, repair grub [duplicate]

I recently repartitioned my hdd and I have damaged grub on my system. On boot I get the grub rescue prompt and I have to go through the following steps in order to boot normally: set ...
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Grub rescue, what to do?

All I get is: error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode ... Grub rescue>. Please help I don't have any idea what to do. I don't have the disk either.
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After removing windows 7 and ubuntu, I am getting grub-rescue

I need help for my laptop which earlier had windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I wanted to install win 8. So, I deleted both the drives and when I restarted the system, now I am seeing ...
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Getting control of harddisk [closed]

I discovered an independent section booting windows. I believe this is why my owned Ubuntu was going crazy. The machine is not original. I tried removing Ubuntu displayed partitions are formatting. ...
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Pointing Grub Rescue to the correct .mod

I've borked my ubuntu installation. It seems to have mixed up whether to use bios grub or efi grub. When I get to grub rescue, I can find all the mod files I need at ...
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Sudden Grub Rescue mode

I had an issue this morning when trying to switch from my Ubuntu partition to windows. I'm now on this grub rescue mode. Ran the ls command to list the parts, and kept getting the "error: unknown ...
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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 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 Rescue - Cannot use insmod, msdos3 does not appear and bootable CD is not working. Please help

First, I must confess that I know almost nothing about Ubuntu, GRUB, GNOME, or anything else to do with Linux. I've been using Windows for as long as I can remember, so my experience with Ubuntu spans ...
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Boot problem after deleting dual boot Ubuntu with Windows

I had a dual boot installation (Ubuntu 14 LTS and Windows 8.1). Then I wiped the hard drive partition that Ubuntu was installed on. After that the grub bootloader was still there when I turned my ...
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How to solve the error of “Gave up waiting for root device” at boot?

I am using Lubuntu 13.10 which has been working fine for about a month, but suddenly my desktop froze and since then I get the following error at boot which doesn't allow me to use it: Gave up ...
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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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Recurring Error while installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I'm trying to install UBUNTU 14.04.2 LTS on my computer and after trying to install it twice, I'm getting an error: No such partition Grub rescue> and I'm not able to access Ubuntu. How can I ...
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Mount or fixing failed grub/drive?

Sorry for the title being so vague. Leading up to the problem the workstation would continuously freeze. After a reboot the other day the following message displayed: "target filesystem doesn't have ...
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Windows to Linux || /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I am a computer science major and I have been a Windows user since I was a toddler. However after doing a little research on Linux I was intrigued enough by its power and customization to give it a ...
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Grub rescue, no installation cd

i deleted Ubuntu 14.10 partition by disc management in widows 7 and after restart i cant access windows anymore. it says "no such partition. entering rescue mode. grub rescue." i have no installation ...
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How to create a recovery disk for Ubuntu

How can I create a recovery disk for my unique Ubuntu installation like Windows has recovery disk creation utility?
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Entering Rescue mode after formatting Partition containing Ubuntu

So I Formatted the partition having Ubuntu and when I restarted it said error no such partition. Entering rescue mode... I tried following the online answers concerning listing all the partitions ...
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Error on boot: no such partition grub rescue

I have a dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.02), However recently I have changed my motherboard and since then I am getting an error. I have reinstalled both of my operating systems and ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 on external hard disk, disk letter changes

I have a serious problem installing ubuntu on my external hard disk. During installation i press "something else". It says that the external HDD is /dev/sdc. I install Ubuntu and bootloader there. ...
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not able to install grub

I am not able to install grub on my USB mounted Ubuntu. The output is available here http://http://paste.ubuntu.com/10764928/ Thanks for any help in advance. Even at 60 Years of age, I enjoy ...
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How to delete both partitions from grub-rescue screen?

I'll go into deep details so you can understand what's going on exactly. I've been using Ubuntu and I wanted to experience different distros. On my PC, it wasn't dual-booted, I had only Ubuntu and ...
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Unknown file system, unable to boot from live cd

Facts are, I used to have a dual boot linux and windows 7. Tried to make grub handle bootloader, messed it up, nothing works now. I get grub rescue right from the off. No way I can boot into any ...
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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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Problem with Grub Rescue

When I start my PC I have a black screen telling me: No such partition ... Entering Grub Rescue Mode Grub Rescue To summarize, I would like to know if there is a way to solve this problem with a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto external HDD

I'm having problems with installing Ubuntu 14.04 onto my Verbatim 1TB external drive. I tried all kinds of tutorials, partitioning but nothing seems to work. I did put the bootloader on sdc (hard ...
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Problem in Grub Mod

I have made in creating a partition to install Windows 8.1, but I forgot that a hard disk can contain only 4 partitions, however when I created and when I start my PC screen put me error: no such ...
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GRUB_DEFAUTL wrong value prevent ubuntu to start

I have change the GRUB_DEFAULT from 0 to 2 in /etc/default/grub and since then I cant launch Ubuntu 14.04 anymore. While booting, the computer restart after 5-10 seconds and then, it enter the BIOS ...
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grub rescue in dual booting (with ubuntu 12.04) and kernel panic error

Can anyone please help me out in solving the grub rescue problem that I'm facing on my Lenovo G570 laptop (installed operating systems are - windows 7 home basic and ubuntu 12.04 LTS)? The initial ...
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Windows 8.1 updated and now grub is in boot repair [duplicate]

After i updated my Windows 8.1 partition and rebooted into Grub2 it put me straight into grub repair. How could i fix this because it is very annoying
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grub rescue> error: unknown filesystem

I deleted the partition where linux is installed on my computer as per the given instructions in askubuntu.com forum. Then I restarted my system to perform the following commands in command prompt: ...
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GRUB “no such partition” Dual boot

I tried to set up a dual boot for my Windows 7 and Ubuntu using live USB, but I get a no such partition error when I try to load from my hard drive after the installation. Tried using the ...
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Help! Dropped computer! Grub showing up! How to bring back Ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot win8 and Ubuntu 14.04 on a qosmio x875. I had my laptop in my backpack and the backpack fell out of my car. When I opened it much later I found that one of the back plates was ...
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Regain access to windows after clumsily deleting Ubuntu partition (from inside windows) when getting a grub rescue screen? [duplicate]

Basically I went into disk management in windows, right clicked on the Ubuntu partition and clicked delete. It was lazy and stupid and now I've lost access to my windows and all I get is error: no ...
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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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After install I got “no such device”, now what do I do? [duplicate]

After installing from a USB stick in a way that would enable either Windows or Ubuntu to boot, I get "error: no such device: " and it puts me into rescue mode. What can I do to get the boot record ...
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Trying to launch windows after uninstalling LXLE: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I needed to uninstall LXLE (a Linux distro) on my laptop and use just Windows 7 instead. I read somewhere that going into the root terminal and typing sudo apt-cache show lxde and then deleting the ...
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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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Grub Rescue Error:no such partition not allowing to boot from CD/USB

I have Lenovo G570.I had win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 for dual booting. But accidentally I have deleted Ubuntu partition, now it's showing grub rescue error: no such partition error. I have bootable PD.I am ...
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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 got deleted when I again reboot from the windows 7 cd [duplicate]

I had installed Windows 7 and then I install edubuntu 14.04.But when I tried to boot from the windows 7 disk then my grub got deleted.What will I do then to restore the grub.And I also want to use ...
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Boot repair doesn't help to repair my grub after ubuntu install on dual boot

I have problem with my dual boot, and i try boot repair which seems not work :/ I use windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same SSD, nammed /sda You can find here the boot log url : ...