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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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 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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HDD and USB drives refuses to boot, just sends me to Grub-Rescue

I have 2 Hard drives installed in my computer. On one hard drive, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and the other was a Windows 7 HDD. Today I had to delete the Ubuntu HDD. I did this from my Win7 Partition ...
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Can't boot any linux based distro (error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0')

i'm new to Linux OS and i wanted to install a distro for my old laptop (HP Compac nc6400). Tried with lubuntu, xubuntu, ubuntu (14.04 all of them) and lxle, and all of them had a single problem: after ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot issues

I am having issues with dual booting of Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8. My Lenovo U400 came with Windows 7 pre-installed. Last spring, I cloned the HDD on an SSD, upgraded to 8.1 and kept the other drive ...
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Grub rescue. How to fix it?

It all started when I couldn't load the grub menu to pick whether I wanted to go to Windows or Ubuntu. I have been trying to fix it and found out about boot repair. The boot repair application told ...
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Grub error on boot

I'm using Windows 8.1 on my lenovo laptop and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot OS. Unfortunately I deleted the ubuntu partition in Windows Disk management. When I reboot it is showing this error: ...
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After deleting Ubuntu partition, system is not booting from cdrom or usb either. Need urgent help!

When I deleted Ubuntu partition from my system using windows disk management and restarted the system it shows an error screen: error: no such partition. entering rescue grub mode... grub rescue> ...
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Error : gettext.mod not found

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my external hard drive and I used to boot it without any problem.But now there is an error saying: error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/gettext.mod' not found. Entering ...
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Grub rescue no such device error

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux. And I'm running into a Grub rescue no such device error. I have an older desktop with two hard drives: 60GB and 500GB (resp. sda and sdb). I think they're PATA. I can't ...
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Recived this error in grub after attempting to dual-boot windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04 error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

So I just received my laptop (Lenovo E545) yesterday and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8. I booted into the Ubuntu disc and selected install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. It ...
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How to display complete autocompletion in grub2 shell?

If one issues Tab in the grub2 console, the autocompletion proposals are written on the screen. If the output for <prefix> exceeds the size of the screen, there's no way to get the top ...
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ubuntu 14.04 error: no such partition

I deleted the Ubuntu partition from my dual boot PC. Now every time I start my PC the error appears ("no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue"). I can't even boot from my Windows disc or ...
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VM is not booted. grub rescue

I am using Virtualbox 4.3.8 to run Ubuntu 11.10 as a guest on Windows 7 host. I shut down the VM and then restarted the host machine. Due to some unavoidable reason, I had to force shut down the host ...
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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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grub rescue prompt after mac osx update

last night i updated osx on the mac i dual boot with ubuntu (i'm unsure of the version, but if it helps i installed it Nov 2013) when i try to boot ubuntu i get thrown into the grub rescue prompt. ...
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Problems Dual Booting Mac OS Mavericks and Ubuntu 14.04

Recently I removed my Ubuntu Partition from my MacBook Pro Late 2011 because I made a mistake (that will NOT be made again) of deleting Python 2.7.6 because I thought: hey! If I have Python v3 then I ...
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Grub rescue mode error

So I've messed up my install completely via ignorance. I'd had windows 8 Pro and ubuntu 14, which I installed using unetbootin and a USB, running on partitions on my hard drive, then realised I don't ...
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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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Ubuntu installation was well, but rebooting failed

The installation of Ubuntu went well on my computer. After that, the system rebooted. However, it stucks on: error:file not found grub->resuce I have only Ubuntu on this computer. No other ...
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Trouble booting Windows 8 and now Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I created a Live USB and used that for week before installing Ubuntu alongside Windows. After installing, Windows 8 will not boot, error message when ...
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Upgraded old computer. Unique grub rescue problem

Desktop consists of: ga-78lmt-usb3 mobo amd fx-6300 6 core 3.5GHz MSI N620GT-MD2GD3/LP video card Western Digital WD1600AAJS 8mb cache hd toshiba TS-H652 dvd writer 4gb crucial ddr3 ram netgear ...
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Grub rescue prompt (file not found) after update 12.04 LTS - 14.04 LTS through Update manager

I am an old user but I lost my credential and so I signed up again. Here is my issue (that I am already trying to solve on my own but I need further help please): I had a dual boot ...
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How to load windows7 from grub mode?

I have installed two OS(linux,windows7) in my laptop.Always,I use windows7.I tried to partition my hard disk in windows7.I deleted the 93.33 GB primary memory.Now,this memory came into use.When I ...
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Help? Grub Rescue?

I was using my computer last night and today, when I started it up, a screen appeared saying grub rescue unknown file system. I tried to find the right partition and follow the steps on unknown ...
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Grub Rescue. Need to run the windows recovery partition

I need to run the pre installed windows recovery that came with my Asus laptop. The error i have is error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>
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Upgrade to ubuntu 12.10 messed up Grub

So I upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 but after I restarted the computer it said Error: file not found Grub rescue> I used unetbootin to upload 12.04 to a usb but when I turned on the computer ...