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After starting up my laptop - which runs Ubuntu 14.04, I got

error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0

when I manage to boot using command line I got

grub> 

when I write

grub> ls 

I get

error: attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0

does this mean that my hdd has gone bad?

Updates: when I log in using bios, it seems that hdd is recognizable and does not seem to have an issue. My question is different than other posted question such as this, in such way that grub ls does not output anything!

marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, David Foerster, chaos, αғsнιη, Panther Mar 27 '15 at 2:50

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  • @charlesbridge please see my updates... – Samer Mar 23 '15 at 17:36
  • @DavidFoerster I did what is in the link to fix grub…However, when I turn on my laptop I get grub screen right away and following charles link didn't help me much... – Samer Mar 25 '15 at 1:33
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    What was the output of Boot-Repair? Even if it didn't fix your issue, it likely contains much valuable data to contribute to a solution. – David Foerster Mar 25 '15 at 10:29

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