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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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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Stuck in GRUB Rescue Mode, all partitions -> “Unknown filesystem”

I somehow messed up my laptop... I have a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. The Ubuntu OS has been installed a couple of days ago and I was encountering an annoying bug: when booting ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 - error: unknown filesystem unable to find solution from current answer

hii guys i have recently install ubuntu 14.04 on my vaio after that i have srinked a volume from windows 7 after that i am unable to start my laptop. the error is Grub rescue - error: unknown ...
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GRUB problem after creating new partition - not able to boot live-cd

I've created a new NTFS partition under windows - after reebooting I've received the following error: Unknown file system Entering rescue mode Grub rescue > I would've booted one of my ubuntu live ...
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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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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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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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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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Solving Grub Rescue! Error: no such partition

This problem was due to resizing my windows partition. #I some how solved this problem by doing set root=(hd0,msdos3) prefix=(hd0,msdos3)/boot/grub insmode normal normal but the problem is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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 ...