So, last night, when shutting down the laptop, there was a prompt to install updates and then poweroff so I did that. Next thing I know, when I boot my laptop, I get the grub rescue prompt. Here's what I know so far:

grub rescue> set




I tried to do:

linux /boot/grub/vmlinuz-4.15.0-34-generic root=/dev/sda3

and I get:

Unknown command `linux'.

I've also tried to:

insmod /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/linux.mod

but I have not had any luck loading linux. I can't do normal.mod either nor boot. I'm stuck here and need some help on how to boot so I can do grub-install. There's no other OS on the laptop and my home directory is in a different partition, for what its worth. Please help me recover my Ubuntu.

  • what is the output of insmod /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/linux.mod? – j-money Sep 3 '18 at 22:50
  • There is no output. It's as if it went through without problems. I still get Unknown command afterwards. – user285112 Sep 4 '18 at 5:46

My problem has been resolved. I loaded a live USB session of Ubuntu 18.04 and installed the Boot Repair.


Using the Recommended repair option reinstalled grub with the shim.

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