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Reformatting and re-installing Ubuntu You wanted it, and i will try my best to make you understand the progress on how to fix this. Lets assume that something went wrong during the installation of the OS. It could be that your pc was restarted before it could finish the installation, or the GRUB boot loader wasn't properly installed. Now, i am going to show ...


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I hate answering my own questions, but it seems the Boot-Repair tool has fixed it.


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It seems that the GRUB information is not re-installed properly. Here is a simple way to re-create the grub information on disk, after booting with Ubuntu Live CD (or USB): Symptom: After boot we get the prompt: error: file not found. Grub rescue>- Problem: The grub information on disk has been corrupted and the system can not boot from the proper ...


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I tried ctrl+alt+F6 as recommended but it failed as well as ctrl+alt+F1 but it just left a blank screen. After some further investigation it looked like it wasn't seeing the partition properly (file system not recognised) so with my installation dick in the Try Ubuntu mode and an Ethernet link to my router I got the Boot-Repair instructions from the Ubuntu ...


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Exit to console after you boot, press Ctrl+Alt+F1, and login with your username and password. Once you are there you can install MDM as default login greeter for Ubuntu. Code is: sudo apt-get install mdm Choose MDM as your default when prompted, and there you go. You can customize the login greeter so you can login as root or as user, and you can also ...


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Basically the error is: You need to re-define the partitions and the operating systems in them, to your bootloader, because you've removed some of the partitions. This is defined in something that we call Master Boot Record. In this case, you could go on with using GRUB since you have it installed, especially if you want to go on installing other operating ...


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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair boot-repair & This does not yet work in 14.04 because the files for Trusty are not yet available. As I have the same problem, I will try to fix it by creating the boot repair disk.


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Don’t worry, do you have the livecd/usb there? Use it to start a live environment, and connect to a wireless network. Then open google and type boot-repair, the first link on my search it the Ubuntu community help wiki, there you can find these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...


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If you can boot from a cd which logically you must've had to do when you installed you can download a supergrub cd which will allow you to boot into your ubuntu installation. From there just run: sudo grub-install /dev/sda sudo update-grub


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This is a bit more clarified answer: If you dont know how to access the shell in ubuntu press Ctrl + Alt + F1 - F6 any of these will work. It will ask you to log in with your username and passowrd. Once logged in, use the next code sudo start lightdm It will ask for your password. Once finished press Ctrl + Alt + F7 and see if the kernel loadsand you ...



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