I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. I haven't touched Ubuntu partition at all. Once I restarted the system, I am getting

error: no such partition
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

I tried methods mentioned in different forms like Ubuntu live USB, placing windows CD in optical drive, nothing is happening. just getting the error message. I tried to use F11 button but nothing happens.

Is there anything I can do to solve the problem?

I am not much of software techie, but I can follow steps to solve the problem. Thanks

  1. If you have ubuntu live cd, boot from cd and click try ubuntu
  2. Then find terminal window
  3. Type sudo apt-get install lilo and then sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr (you should have internet connection to perform this) then restart
  4. If you do not have internet follow this on latest ubuntu live cd's sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda
  • geting error, Fatal: read /dev/sda: No such file or directory – Krunal Shah Dec 23 '14 at 6:19

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