My dual boot Ubuntu/Windows installation on a Samsung Series 7 laptop is suddenly broken, I do not know why. I have not made an update, and the laptop was not even connected to the internet when it was on last time it worked. It uses Windows 8 and Ubuntu (14.04 or older if I remember correctly). I am stuck right at the grub rescue prompt where you can do nothing much except
ls. The error message on the top of the sceeen which is followed by a
grub rescue> prompt is
error symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found grub rescue>
If I make
ls I get
(hd0) (hd0,gpt9) (hd0,gpt8) (hd0,gpt7) (hd0,gpt6).. (hd0,gpt1) (hd1) (cd0)
The gpt entries seem to indicate the GUID Partition Table (GPT) entries for the Ubuntu partitions.
(hd0,gpt8)/ seems to be the root partition with the linux folders and has a subdirectory
boot/grub. But if I try to boot linux manually I get still the same error
grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,gpt8)/boot/grub grub rescue> set root=(hd0,gpt8)/ grub rescue> insmod normal error: symbol 'grub_term_highlight_color' not found
Booting from Ubuntu Live CD or Super Grub2 Disk on CD is not possible, the system does not recognize any CD or DVD. Booting from USB is also not possible. Argh. Help.