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Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem

After using testdisk 6.11, I got the error message:

Unknown filesystem error: grub rescue

To fix it, I used Boot-Repair, but it took too long - hours! (I had to go to sleep and return (: )

So, is there other way to fix it faster? Thanks!

marked as duplicate by jokerdino, belacqua, Ringtail, devav2, con-f-use Oct 31 '12 at 8:54

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Try again with Boot Repair.

1 - Live CD

First, you'll need to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD.

2 - Repair the bootloader

To restore the Grub bootloader, follow these steps.

Open a terminal from the Live CD, and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair

After a few seconds, Boot Repair's main window will open.

Click on Recommended repair.

You're done!

Reboot to test everything out.

If everything went well, you should be up and running now.

  • I did it at first but as I said, his scan (after "boot-repair" command) has taken too long, is there other ways? – yinon Apr 24 '12 at 15:55
  • Well, you can always run sudo mount /dev/sdx1 /mnt; sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sdx; sudo update-grub from the Live CD, where sdx is the identifier for your disk and sdx1 is the Ubuntu partition's identifier. – SirCharlo Apr 24 '12 at 16:10
  • if my boot is on the xp partition, and i'm doing it, it'll be okey? will it delete the old boot from there or i will have 2 boot partition? – yinon Apr 24 '12 at 16:38
  • No, this will install Grub to your disk's MBR. – SirCharlo Apr 26 '12 at 16:19
  • sorry to missunderstand, but its not okey or wont make 2 boot partition? – yinon Apr 30 '12 at 16:44

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