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

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'/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I know there are a few questions in this already (error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found, /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod ...
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Booting in single user mode

On 14.10 holding shift at boot time doesn't bring up the grub menu. Is there another way I can boot in single user mode? I have bricked my sudoers file so I can't use sudo btw. I don't get a grub ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu attempt to read or write outside of disk, entering rescue mode

Ubuntu 12 and now Ubuntu 14.10 do not boot, they drop out into grub rescue saying "error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd1'. I had no problems a couple of years ago with v10 but thought ...
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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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How can I recover from a grubb rescue?

About a month ago while accepting the daily update the computer crashed with the following message: error: failure reading sector 0xa0a from 'hd0' then it said Entering rescue mode... I have made a ...
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grub rescue at every boot

I had a dual boot installation (Win8 & Ubuntu). I was not using Windows much and decided to have Ubuntu for the whole system. When I reinstalled Ubuntu, I got the error error: no such partition ...
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New to Ubuntu grub recovery help!

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and linux. I installed Ubuntu side by side to Windows 7 on my PC. I used the same install disk for my two PCs. On my 1st PC everything is working good! Second PC I sometimes get ...
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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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Grub rescue file /boot/grub/i386-pc/ not found

I had 4 partitions on my ntb. Recovery, ubuntu 14, windows 7, and media (with documents images and so on). Now I found out that I'll need ubuntu 12. So I shrinked partition with ubuntu 14 (/dev/sda1) ...
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Deleted a windows partition in triple boot, grub rescue problem

I have been running a triple boot setup on my SSD for a while with ubuntu 13.10, windows 7 and windows 8. Since I didn't use windows 8 anymore, I deleted the partition in my w7 partition manager ...
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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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after fixing GRUB dual boot not working

I use ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8 on my HP laptop. I just made some hard disk partitions and after then faced grub rescue. After fixing GRUB I got: way to boot (grub rescue> set ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive ('read-only filesystem")

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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error: hd0, 1 read error, VM can't boot up

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OS X, and now I can easily ...
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Centos, ubuntu, and windows

I recently partitioned my hardrive to install ubuntu alongside windows. I then went to install centos over ubuntu. After this second installiation, even after specifying where centos should be ...
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grub Rescue mode ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1.First time it worked fine but when I restarted now it gives an error: error: unknown file system. entering rescue mode grub rescue> Now even the option ...
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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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Grub rescue is stuck [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I erased a GRUB file by mistake, now grub rescue doesn't let me do anything. I used Boot Repair, and now my PC is stuck at: error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. grub ...
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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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Nothing opens after GRUB menu

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10 as a dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu and very rarely use Windows. I recently tried to open Windows 7 and it entered the Startup Repair screen. It took too long to ...
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Computer boots only to grub rescue mode

I set up a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. İ uninstalled Ubuntu, but my PC can't boot Windows 8. Instead I get an error message that says: Error: No such partition grub rescue> There are ...
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Recover grub from grub-rescue

I was using Ubuntu normally and suddenly the system went haywire and I had to do a hard reset. After that I got a couple errors trying to load Ubuntu, so I switched to Windows trying to find an ...
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GRUB booting error [duplicate]

I am getting this grub rescue error no filesystem thing. I have read a lot of threads on this issue, but those solutions are not working. I tried live CD, and changed the booting option from hard disk ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Grub Rescue error

So I installed linux (ubuntu) yesterday on a fresh hdd with a disk. It worked fine till today when it froze after I had had it in sleep mode and I had to turn it off and on again to be greeted with a ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04--Grub Rescue Error after failing to turn off secure boot [SOLVED]

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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(Boot Problems) Error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. grub rescue>

I normally auto-boot to windows through grub because of music software incompatibilities with Ubuntu. This message came up one day and I could never figure out what happened, but It won't let me even ...
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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 can I show partitions in grub rescue

I'm in grub rescue and I need some way of showing the partions so I can selct the right partition to boot thanks in advance
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Stuck on Grub Rescue

Ok, I know there are lots of answer on that topic, but I've been trying to get out of that for ages with no luck. What happened was that, I had an Ubuntu 14.04 in one partition and windows 7 in ...
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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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Lost in GRUB Rescue limbo

So roughly about 6-7 months ago I totally wiped windows 7 off of my Acer. Had a partition after installing Ubuntu 14.04 and all was well. Until now. The gist of it is I need to boot my win7 again from ...
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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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How to make grub detect an old OS after formatting `/boot` partition

I had set my PC like this: /boot - 250 MB ext3 / 100 GB ext4, Kubuntu Now I needed to install Ubuntu so I made a new 8 GB partition as / and formatted the previous /boot partition and set that ...
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Cant read my WD 4 TB My Book on Boot

I installed ubuntu on my 4tb WD My Book. For some reason when my system boots i get an error saying error: no such device: 96... Entering grub rescue mode
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Windows messed my partitions, is there a way to fix them?

I decided to delete a partition called "HDDRECOVERY" which I wouldnt use, of around 14 GB, I decided to do it on Windows because I was already working there so I didn't have to boot again into Ubuntu, ...
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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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deleted swap partition now it is booting to grub rescue

i have dual boot system , but while booting my system with window 7 , I delete swap partition by mistakenly . now it is showing no such partition grub rescue. please help me . I installed very ...
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grub rescue> error : unknown filesystem

I had a laptop with windows 7 and linux operating systems. but i deleted the drive where linux is installed when operating in windows os. Now i am getting grub rescue> I need to enter the windows os ...
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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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ubuntu -grub rescue for no real reason?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on a brand new EXTERNAL hard drive. I loaded it up with a booted flash drive, then went through the install process, dividing the drive in half (450GB for ubuntu), 10 gb ...
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error: unknown filesystem, grub rescue

error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode grub rescue> Thats what my sreen shows after starting. I run a programm called partition manager because i wanted to get rid of Ubuntu on that notebook ...
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Dual Boot System Operating System not Found (Win7/Ubunty 14.04)

I read through similar problems, but nothing I found solved my particular problem. I used to run a dual boot WIn7/Ubuntu 14.04. I was in Windows when suddenly the screen froze. Cursor was still ...
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error attempt to read or write outside of partition

I am getting following error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on laptop. I have created 3 partitions and installed Ubuntu on primary. error attempt to read or write outside of partition Entering ...
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Grub Rescue. Cannot reach boot configuration. Does not boot from USB

So I think I may have messed up pretty badly. Yesterday I deleted the partition that had Zorin OS installed on it. Little did I realize that doing that does not fully remove it. To make sure I had it ...
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Duel Partition Install Boot Problem

Unfortunately I got in over my head with installing Ubuntu beside Windows 7 as a duel partition. Right now I am unable to boot from the HDD. After reading up on the topic here I managed to run ...
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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 ...