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

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grub customizer broken after changing grub backround image option

As you can see from the paste I have a dual boot laptop with win7 and Ubuntu 12.10. The grub broken after messing around with background picture with grub customizer.I didn't proceed to any change ...
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Can't have overlapping partitions

I have a machine running ubuntu 12.04 and windows 8 on dual boot. I created a ntfs partition to do easy switching but as there were only 4 partition possible, I unknowingly deleted system reserved ...
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Wubi dual boot grub rescue issue

I was running a Wubi-installed 13.04 on a optical driveless laptop. I got a trojan on computer so decided to reinstall Win 7 from erecovery (Alt+F10 at startup). Fine. Then when it finished when ...
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GRUB error with RAID when other HDD's exist

I had this exact issue with Debian. Grub has no issues loading at all as long as all of my HDD's are turned off except for my hardware RAID array. When there's more than just my RAID, it fails to ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu after updating from Windows 8 to 8.1

I was having Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 (dual-boot) on my laptop. Recently I updated Windows 8 to 8.1. From then on when starting the system I cannot see the grub (directly boots into windows). I ...
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How to get dual-boot working properly?

I installed 12.04 via USB (side-by-side windows 8.1) on my new HP 2000 Windows 8 laptop after upgrading to Windows 8.1. Had issues with windows boot loader and grub so I spent yesterday trying to ...
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XP & Ubuntu out of order

libertie@lodewijk.de wrote: I have Windows XP running. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a ext hard disk. After installation restarting... and nothing works anymore. Ubuntu from the Live DVD or from ...
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Error: No such device grub rescue (error appears when booting from USB too)

I know this error appears many times on the web, and the advice is to boot from a live CD/USB and re-install the grub from the terminal. This is not a solution for me since I am getting the error when ...
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`error: ELF header smaller than expected` in grub rescue

I am a complete newbie. I installed ubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop on a clean hard disc It worked well for a while, until various boot-up issues arose Details can be supplied, but the position got ...
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error : invalid arch independent ELF magic after boot-rescue

Had a remote system 12.04 server go down after a power issue, Attempted using boot-rescue and followed the recomendations, they seemed to make sense. Upon reboot the grub rescue prompt appears ...
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two questions 1.Can i just burn the main ubuntu download to a usb and another which is long er in the thread

my other is this i installed ubuntu alongside win 7 didnt give much didsk space so booted from my gparted live cd and increased the partion being n i bootes up my computer warning and did and when i ...
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grub rescue … error: ELF header smaller than expected

I've searched everywhere, tried everything I've read here, tried Boot-Repair ... keep getting "An error occurred during the repair." Attempting duel boot with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10 Latest ...
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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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Does “No such device”->grub rescue on on an established system herald a catastrophic event?

I've already found plenty of threads on "no such device" and grub rescue on AskUbuntu, but I'm wondering what this signifies if it happens not on a fresh install, but on a computer that has been ...
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Grub rescue problem

I've been working with Linux for a bit and have just recently tried Ubuntu 12 and I prefer 11. But, when I went to install 11 again, I screwed up and deleted the partition with Ubuntu and have now ...
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“error: unknown filesystem grub rescue” rescuing my old backup

I'm not working with Ubuntu any more, but I figured since my uninstalling Ubuntu caused this, I figured the community could help me. Ubuntu 32-bit was not working in multiple areas for me, and I ...
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I am having difficulty to solve a grub problem

My laptop originally came with a windows 8(w8) already installed, but i installed the ubuntu 12.04 64bits in dual boot. To select the OS was grub 2. Yesterday i was making some test with a virtual ...
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A bug in 12.04 64 bit: error: file not found grub rescue>

In my PC I had windows and Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit parallelly. I wanted to only replace Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit by Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit leaving windows untouched. I burnt the 12.04 64 bit ISO file which was ...
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Move Grub Boot loader into another partition

I am dual booting mac OS X with Ubuntu 64-bit and using the alternative install, when I got to the Grub boot loader I acidently selected the wrong partition to install, I installed the GRUB on the MAC ...
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How can I repair my raided system if I have recently upgraded Ubuntu and the system starts now with “grub rescue”?

My question is as stated in the title. I tried to find the constituents of Grub at different folders as described elsewhere and I found the folder but when I tried the insmod Linux command, the ...
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“Multisystem” lost avareness of installed OS

I was using Multisystem - http://liveusb.info/dotclear/ With it i had made USB multiboot with all these in one USB: Ubuntu 10.04.04 persistent Ubuntu 10.04.04 live Ubuntu 12.04 live Ubuntu 12.10 live ...
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Grub is missing after installation

I installed ubuntu,but when I restarted my machine it shows: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found grub rescue> I tried running boot-repair from live cd here is the dump of that: ...
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No boot or grub file after using ls command

I had xubuntu installed, i believe version 12.04 and then tried to dual boot with backbox. It worked from the flash drive but upon installing it onto the hard drive, I could no longer boot backbox. I ...
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Error: no such partition help!

Ok so i had Ubuntu installed on dual boot with windows 7, i decided i liked it, btu i did not want the dual boot option so i decided to uninstall it. no whenever i turn on my computer the "error: no ...
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Error: hd0 out of disk grub rescue>

I restarted my laptop after my chromium started to freeze, and this popped up when it turned back on. Can someone help me? Still new to ubuntu and I know nothing about coding and programming.
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Error:not file found grub rescue after installing ubuntu 12.10

I installed 12.10 and when it finished I restarted it, but it says at the beginning: Error: file not found, Grub Rescue> I then tried boot-repair and: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Grub rescue: unknown filesystem error while booting from USB

I'm currently using ubuntu 12.04 which has grub2 and wanted to install windows 8 from my USB, i also created a bootable usb flash drive using windows 7 dvd download tool, the problem is - I formatted ...
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grub problem after grub-repair

I had two OS,win 7 and Ubuntu, I was working with win and went out of the room and when came back I saw Grub Rescue!!! I booted live and did grub_repaire and it still says multiple active ...
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does not boot after install, my troubleshooting and google fu have failed me

I can only get an install to "stick" if I use shred to zerofill my drive first. Otherwise, when I install ubuntu or lubuntu 12.04, I will get "grub rescue: out of disk". With the aforementioned ...
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GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3 with windows installer

I have this problem after damage I think hit the OS GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3 Minimal bash-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. ...
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Ubuntu 'grub rescue>' 'ls /boot' file not found

I tried all possible solution in grub rescue error... First I enter ls command and set prefix=(hd0,6)/boot/grub then set root=(hd0,6) and then type set after that ...
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How to boot from USB. error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>

I tried with LS and SET ROOT=... and SET PREFIX=... for all possibilities, but when I come to INSMODE NORMAL its response is: error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> Can you help me please?
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error: file not found when trying to boot with boot stick

I have put a couple of old hds in an old system that has been running ubuntu. One of the disks is the old home partition, and the other is some other random ex-ubuntu disk. The old root partition disk ...
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Grub rescue mode - Installed Debian on USB, and original Ubuntu 13.10 system doesn't work anymore

Ubuntu community! I have been using ubuntu 13.10 for the past year or so, and everything was fine until I decided to try out Debian. I attempted to install the standard version (command line) of ...
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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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Grub failing to boot

When I went to boot grub failed and went into grub rescue. I couldn't find a boot source from grub rescue and after running boot repair off a live cd when I power on I no longer get to the grub rescue ...
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Booting error: “hd0 out of disk”

My computer has this issue where every once in a while, instead of loading GRUB and sending me to the OS menu, it just spaces out for a couple of seconds, sending me to the grub rescue prompt with the ...
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Ubuntu boot problem. Grub rescue

I use HP pavillion dv6. I installed ubuntu 13.10 after using gparted in try version to remove all the partitions from my previous dual boot(windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10). I had to install the new Ubuntu ...
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error: unknown filesystem; grub rescue

yesterday there was a power failure at my house and when i turn on my desktop, i had problems with user permissions on linux. I restarted linux and then, while booting, it gave me that error described ...
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Grub rescue boot error (already tried several methods of boot repair)

Intermediate Ubuntu user that has never really had an issue that googling couldn't solve until now. Initially installed 12.04 but had some unrelated OS issues so I had ended up re-installing, every ...
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Error: No such partition. Grub boot loader gone

So I was an idiot and thought deleting my Zorin partition(which took over my boot loader) would simply put everything back to pre-Zorin. Yea no. I have no recovery CD or Ubuntu/Zorin backup. I know ...
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GRUB Rescue because formatted Ubuntu Drive

I have PC with Windows XP in C:\ and a week ago i installed Ubuntu 5 to D:\ Drive. Since I had older version i Formatted D:\drive. Since then it is showing GRUB. I login using "'rootnoverify (hd0,0)' ...
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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 rescue: boot-repair solution didn't work

I have my disk partitioned with Windows & Ubuntu 13.10. I wanted to format my Windows 7 partition so I entered the Windows recovery environment. When trying to format Windows, an error appeared ...
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Wubi Unsuccessful Boot-Repair

Followed direction listed at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair Used live USB installer > try ubuntu > downloaded Boot-Repair Boot-Repair started automatically after install. Used ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 doesn't allways boot properly?

i installed lubuntu 13.10 on my hp compaq 2510p after i upgraded from a hdd to a ssd. since the first installation laptop has got boot problems. sometimes it boots properly but most of the time it ...
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grub rescue after installing next to Win 98

I've got an old PC at home running Win 98 and after reading up on Linux thought I would install Ubuntu next to it to have a bit of a play and see what I though of it. I have had previous limited ...
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Error on restart of computer (Unknown file system ; grub rescue)

I have a dual boot system having windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10, I was partitioning my disk size in windows 8 after that I restart my laptop facing error unknown file system grub rescue> I followed ...
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Grub rescue: error no such device after attempting to remove ubuntu

After trying to delete the ubuntu partition from Windows, my computer can no longer boot to the Windows operating system. On startup, it gives the grub rescue error. How can I set my default boot to ...
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Grub broken, boot repair CD getting the same “Grub Rescue” error

After trying to format my 1tb HDD for windows from my SSD with ubuntu, I got the "no such device Grub rescue" Error upon trying to start ubuntu. I booted from a live CD and used the terminal to ...