I see a lot of questions on this topic, perhaps if I was more experienced I would be able to see a solution to my problem. I am running a dual boot with Windows XP + Ubuntu 14.04 for about 6 months with no problems, but now on start-up:
error: no such partition followed by "Entering rescue mode" and the grub prompt grub rescue>
I ran BootRepair twice:
- From a liveUSB boot of Ubuntu I installed and ran Boot Repair
- From a downloaded 'disk copy' on USB.
Both produced the same results, I did not get the "recommended Repair" button only the information found here.
Now I am stuck and would welcome some help, I could do a full reinstall of Ubuntu but I am concerned that I will then lose Windows XP forever as I have no media from which to reinstall it.