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I tried repairing with boot rescue, but closed in the middle-way because I did not quite understand what it was trying to do. That I guess further worsened the grub and chances of booting into Ubuntu. After further consulting our system admin, I came to know that the partition disks have been converted to dynamic disks by microsoft windows. And once ...


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It's easy to solve, but you need some tools before you can do it: A Linux system with GRUB. A Live media should do it; A spare USB drive (backup the data from it). First, boot into the Linux system (it must have GRUB installed!). Use a tool such as GParted to format your USB drive as ext2. It must be ext2*! When using GParted you should get your USB ...


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You would need Linux installed to properly configure grub. When you install Ubuntu grub will install a default configuration that will include all your Windows and Linux OSes that are installed. If you don't have any installed (as per your reference to having reformatted the drive) the boot can't continue. If you're having problems installing Ubuntu on ...


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The fact that GRUB is reporting partitions of the form (hd0,msdos##) means you've got an MBR partition table and are booting in BIOS mode. This means you've run into a big minefield: The Windows partitioning tools are terrible at handling extended and logical partitions on MBR disks. I've seen many posts from people whose disks have been seriously damaged by ...


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Man, you have no kernel! You can either reinstall your OS, or you could download and create a unbuntu live cd/usb, mount your root partition, chroot into your root partition and install a kernel, like this (from the live cd/usb): mount /dev/sdaX /mnt mount -t proc proc /mnt/proc/ mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sys/ mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev/ chroot /mnt apt-get ...


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If the image you posted is from Grub, you do not need to remove anything to boot into a different kernel. Just select it in Grub at boot time.



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