I'd installed an Ubuntu distro alongside Windows 8 that I didn't like. I was going to replace it with standard Ubuntu, but it was having trouble, so I deleted the Ubuntu partition from Windows 8. I was going to fix the MBR before rebooting, but it turned off. So anyway now I can't get past the grub rescue when I start the computer:
error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>
so I can't boot anything - HDs, DVDs, USBs.
ls is one of the few commands that works and spits out: (hd0) (hd0,msdos6) (hd,msdos5) (hds0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos1)
Hd1 is a USB I have plugged in (Ubuntu live). I've tried:
set root=(hd0,msdos6) set prefix=(hd0,msdos6)/boot/grub insmod normal normal
I never get to normal though. When I put in insmod normal, I get "error: unknown file system."
I'm assuming msdos6 is the boot partition (primary), msdos5 is Win8 (primary), msdos2 is was the logical extension with Ubuntu which I cleared, and msdos1 is the linux swap. I guess it could be the other way around though. Either way, insmod normal doesn't work because it doesn't recognize the file system.
When others have asked this question on yahoo answers, most people have suggested booting a CD/DVD/USB, but that doesn't work. I can't boot. Is there any way I can boot from here to fix my MBR?