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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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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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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Recovering moved .mod files using grubrescue

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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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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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 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 root=(hd0,msdos6)...
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Booting Ubuntu Failure : error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a Western Digital external hard drive (320GB). This is a complete installation, not a live USB. When I plug it in my HP desktop I go to the BIOS settings and boot off ...
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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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How to load Windows 7 from GRUB rescue

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on the same partition Some time later, decided to uninstall Ubuntu.So I booted Ubuntu,Changed the hd related to it to NTFS,I did NOT extended my main drive ...
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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, 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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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: no such partition. grub rescue> [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> please help me. I don't know how it has happened. I was recovering some data with Photorec (not sure if it's ...
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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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Grub rescue fails with “Boot Repair” with error “unknown file system” [duplicate]

THE PROBLEM WAS IN FILESYSTEM, THIS IS NOT DUBLICATE TO GRUB RESCUE STANDARD TOPICS. After laptop system crush (which was caused by hard restart), my ubuntu linux is not booting, it is showing now: ...
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No such partition grub rescue

I'm desperate. I have windows 7 home premium installed on my notebook and I decided to install ubuntu as usual. Nevertheless, I had several problems with the graphic card while installing and I got ...
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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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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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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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Grub shell greets me at boot-up, instead of a menu

After a fresh install of 10.04, trying to boot yields grub> prompt. I am able to boot by typing root (hd0,1) linux /vmlinuz-blqh-blqh root=/dev/sda3 initrd /init-blqh-blq root=/dev/sda3 boot ...
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What mount point should I use? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu twice and I get a GRUB Error. I think it's because of the mount point. Since I put it at the root of the HDD. Where do I put it? Is it / or /boot? Or am I completely wrong?
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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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Fixing grub rescue

I removed the ubuntu partition from windows and extended the volume to a existing windows partition. Earlier I had a dual boot windows and ubuntu. Now it shows me the grub rescue. grub rescue>ls (...
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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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Grub rescue unknown filesystem…the ultimate hopelessness

I know the question has been asked so many times but in my case whatever I do as indicated in the following post (all solutions are tried) 'unknown filesystem' is the ultimate reply.. Grub rescue - ...
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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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HELP! Grub Rescue Mode

I have a laptop which is partitioned with Windows 7 and Fedora 18. I tried to delete F18 in Partition Manager in Windows 7 and then when I restarted my computer it would still go to GRUB launcher and ...
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Error Removing Ubuntu + Grub and reverting back to using Windows MBR

I Partitioned my hard disk back some time ago to install Ubuntu on it as I needed it for a college project. It became a bit of a pain when I finished my project when I had to select my OS each time I ...
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Can not boot 12.04LTS from USB HDD [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on an external USB HDD, and put the bootloader onto the same drive. This is so I can interrupt the boot sequence on the PC and force the system to boot from the ...
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Windows 10 upgrade kills grub

At first, I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside with Windows 7 Professional. I was on windows 7 and I upgraded to windows 10. During the installation, It had to restart. What happened when I restarted was ...
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grub rescue> during windows 10 update

I had ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simultaneously installed on 1 hdd and I Upgraded windows to windows 10, but during the installation, my laptop rebooted and now im stuck error: no such partition. ...
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How do I boot linux from a EFI partition on a USB drive

I managed to create a USB drive image for booting with EFI using Mac-Linux-USB-Loader(issue). The directory structure is as shown here. F:\>tree /f Folder PATH listing for volume NEW VOLUME ...
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Grub Rescue Prompt, Booted from live usb, Missing config file in grub dir, bootRepair tool doesnt help

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 professional. When I attempt to boot I am given a Grub Rescue> prompt. when I type the ls command, it lists the partitions but when I ls the individual ...
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Booting issue & Boot-Repair not working

I have problems with booting Ubuntu 14 on my computer. Normal booting ends to grub rescue mode (can't read something from hard drive). Actually only way I have managed to boot my computer is to use ...
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Grub 2 - Change hard drive, how to point grub to right partition? [duplicate]

I have recently installed grub on my internal hard drive. I have swapped out my hard drive with an solid state drive. I am attempted to boot to my original hard drive (the one with grub installed to ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted [duplicate]

I had Windows 8 installed on my laptop. I then installed Ubuntu 12.04 along on separate partition. After a few days I mistakenly deleted the Ubuntu partition. Now I every time I start my laptop it don'...
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Dual boot “Ubuntu Desktop 12.04” “Ubuntu Server 12.04” grub mess up!

I have a system with two version of Ubuntu in two hard drives, "Ubuntu Desktop 12.04" on the first one (sda1) and "Ubuntu Server 12.04" on the second one (sdb2). (first installed Desktop then ...
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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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grub recovery in rescue mode

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 the boot error: no such device: (...
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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 ...