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So I wanted to open a psd file in Gimp, whole computed froze had to power off (case doesn't have a restart button, dumb, I know).

So after powering up I was stuck at the Grub screen. So I set the root, linux and initrd and booted, and run this command after the first successful boot $ sudo update-grub2 followed by $ sudo grub-install /dev/sda i got a success message on both account but after I restart PC I am always stuck in the Grub recovery and have to do the whole process again.

Any ideas? Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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run a live ubuntu and go to terminal and see your hard device by lsblk forexample you install ubuntu on /dev/sda1 so write in terminal

mount /dev/sda1 /dev

grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda

note: in line1 it is sda1 and line2 it is sda becareful a bout it

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Lets check your Ubuntu file system first...

  • boot to a Ubuntu Live DVD/USB
  • open a terminal window
  • type sudo fdisk -l
  • identify the /dev/XXXX device name for your "Linux Filesystem"
  • type sudo fsck -f /dev/XXXX # replacing XXXX with the number you found earlier
  • repeat the fsck command if there were errors
  • type reboot

Note: If dual-boot with Windows, and you've installed a Windows driver to be able to read/write to Linux ext2/3/4 file systems, uninstall it asap, as it corrupts ext2/3/4 file systems.

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