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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error:unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode… grub rescue

Here's what's happening: I think my laptop ran out of power and shut itself off (while the lid was closed). When I started it back up I get: error:unknown filesystem. Entering rescue mode... grub ...
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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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Grub rescue mode, bios in order, won't boot from window 7 recovery CD nor Ubuntu 14.04 live cd, nor usb key

Alright. I have (had) an Acer Aspire 4739z. Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 I have a grub rescue mode problem since booting in Rescue Mode (by mistake of course). And now the fun starts. My ...
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Getting grub rescue every time after using windows

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and they've been living happily next to each other until a recent Windows update. Now every time I use Windows and restart to boot to Ubuntu I get ...
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Grub Rescue Stuck

Similar questions have been asked, but they didn't answer my problem. I had a partition (Windows & Ubuntu). I deleted Ubuntu and now I am stuck in Grub-Rescue. I attempted to use 1) ls 2) set ...
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Data recovery from damaged partition

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Kali on my machine. I wanted to install Windows 7 too alongside, for which I tried to shrink my Ubuntu partition. After a while, the screen showed: [ OK ]Starting ...
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Ubuntu message on boot up: problems found in /

Ubuntu keeps incessantly giving me the grub rescue problem. Everytime it happens, I do what this thread says: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/148041/recovering-from-grub-rescue-crash It ...
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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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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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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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GRUB Rescue Needs Emergency Murder Tech…Or A Bullet To the Bean

I used to LIKE Ubuntu, but now it's impossible to get it to work well with Windows. (That didn't come out right; Windows 7-10 is more problematic than earlier platforms). I couldn't figure out how to ...
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Error in installing boot-repair

It reports problems regarding some recurring loop. Help me out here please. sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair [sudo] password for parashuram: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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stuck in grub rescue on ubuntu 15.10

My problem started after running "delete MBR" from tesdisk at terminal, then rebooting and all I get black screen with: "error Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>" I've tried some tutorials kind of ...
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In grub rescue mode, after typing 'ls' it is showing only (hd0) (hd0,msdos1). After typing ls (hd0,msdos1) , it is showing error. What to do now?

grub rescue> ls (hd0) (hd0,msdos1) grub rescue> ls (hd0,msdos1) (hd0,msdos1) : Filesystem is unknown.
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Grub rescue after deleting linux partition

I was running both Windows and Linux, but I've decided to delete it and I accidentally forgot to fix MBR so right now I'm sruggling with grub rescue, and now every time I load I see "error unknown ...
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error on boot, then prompt for grub rescue

My old lenovo atom based notebook. Possibly cooked HD, as on boot I get BIOS only. On booting Ubuntu CD get errors and finally grub rescue> now, get this, on booting and old windows install cd, get ...
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error:failure reading sector 0x33002 from hd0

I turned on the laptop and that message has shown on display .... it said failure reading sector 0x33002 from hd0 , entering rescue mode ... grub rescue What should I do ? I didn't try anything ...
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Formatted Ubuntu drive now stuck in grub rescue

Yesterday I accidentally formatted the drive my ubuntu installation was on and now I'm stuck in the grub rescue mode. I initially installed ubuntu by suggestion from a friend several months ago and ...
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Keep entering to “grub rescue” after minor updates

I have been a happy Ubuntu user for a year now. I have an HP laptop with only Ubuntu and the other day after want I turn on the laptor, it kept showing different errors such as error file ...
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Grub rescue problem, “gettext.mod not found”

I am travelling these days and my Ubuntu for the first time broke down. After reboot, it shows the following words: error: file `/boot/grub/i386-pc/gettext.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... ...
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Problems with the “set root/prefix” method in GRUB-rescue

I know there exists plenty of information on the topic, but I still have problems after tinkering for 2 days. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as DUAL BOOT to my existing Windows XP SP3 Installation. ...
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Cant find the correct filesystem to recover ubuntu bootloader

I have windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 as dualboot on my laptop. I deleted bootloader by mistake from disk management. and i am on the grub rescue. When i tried ls command i get this: (hd0) ...
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Grub rescue error attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0' also same error after insmod normal

First, I did fsck.ext3 -f /dev/sda1 to solve problems related to initramfs. After a restart I was getting grub rescue> error Then I did the following steps with hd0 and msdos adapted to my ...
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GRUB error no partition found. Tried everything

I am getting a GRUB error. I have dual-booted my laptop with Ubuntu Gnome alongside with Windows 10. I have tried set prefix =(hdX,msdosY)/boot/grub command for every partition but it shows unknown ...
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Boot problems after removing Ubuntu

I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 10. I wanted to remove Ubuntu, so I formatted the Ubuntu partition and tried to overwrite grub with the Windows bootloader using EasyBCD. But I guess the ...
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GRUB RESCUE after enter windows recovery and cancelled

When i start laptop and want to enter to windows instead of ubuntu, i accidentally enter windows recovery. Then i just cancel the recovery when it ask language to choose, but now it only appear error ...
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Unknown command in grub rescue

While trying to fix broken packages that prohibit the Gparted install in Ubuntu 15.10, I first tried fixing them in Synaptics, then went to the grub recovery mode to try that way. I went to the boot ...
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Error: unknown filesystem. Grub rescue

I have Ubuntu installed on my MSI Wind U100. Looks like I have destroyed Grub 2. Now it enters grub rescue. The ls command gives (hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos1) (fd0) Entering ls ()/ to any of the ...
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Grub fails on fresh install

I've used Ubuntu for some years (and set up) a dual boot Win7 laptop. No issues on updates or upgrades or grub. Yesterday I decided to dual setup my desktop also. And yes, first I did a full data ...
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I receive the error 'grub-install /dev/sda failed' while attempting to install Ubuntu

I have already read this answer but while following those steps I encountered this error: click this link to display the error message The error displayed is: ubuntu@ubuntu:sudo grub install ...
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How use the grub rescue to repair grub

I have a lenovo thinkpad e420 and dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 so I made a win10 install disc and tried installing it in an empty ntfs partition. After waiting ...
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Don't know how to fix this error

It showed me this upon every bootup: error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> I tried the method outlined here: ...
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How to recover ubuntu after converting MBR to GPT?

I have converted disk partition table from MBR to GPT using disk AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition from Windows in consequence I lost grub and therefore Ubuntu from booting though Windows ...
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Grub Rescue unable to “insmod normal”

I am stuck in the Grub rescue: I know my Linux is saved in (hd0,gpt2). grub rescue> ls (hd0,gpt2)/boot/ ./ ../ vmlinuz-3.13.0-70-generic grub/ initrd.3.13.0-70-genric grub rescue> ls ...
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error: no such device: grub rescue> how to fix this?

I have Windows 7, and need Ubuntu. I have this live USB stick. I have used it, but my computer didn't see it. So from Windows I chose option to help in booting from CD (USB I guess) an entry got ...