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Questions tagged [grubrescue]

Questions about using the grub rescue prompt or how to get rid of it.

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How to recover from the grub rescure mode into which the second ssd (which also has Ubuntu installed ) goes?

I have a fresh Ubuntu ssd with swap, home and root partitions installed with bootable usb. I remember getting a dialog box which said you are booting with UEFI,however, I don't see a /sys/firmware/efi/...
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At a Total Loss - Beyond my ability [closed]

In summary, I had a fresh install of windows 10, installed linux. after installing linux, i could not boot into windows, it only gave me the option to boot into linux mint. Naively, I went into the ...
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Windows 10 update grub rescue?

I ran Windows 10 update and during the process it restarted a few times and on the second time it completely screwed up my Grub boot manager and no nothing is loading up I get this message upon boot. ...
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location of new kernel for rescuing grub?

while changing the colour for the boot splash screen, i could not reboot back into GDM. in the grub command line, i tried to mount the sda for repair but it says mount point does not exist. i also ...
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grub rescue after deleting ubuntu partition and unable to enter BIOS setup

I was having dual boot but when I deleted Ubuntu partition i got stuck in grub rescue. I tried everything. I can't even enter my BIOS Setup. Need help
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Interrupted Ubuntu installation and deleted(?) GRUB

I have made an attempt to install Ubuntu 18.10, overwriting existing Ubuntu 15.10. There is also Windows 7 on this PC. The installation taken very long (around 6h) and did not complete. During it the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 had been working well for over a year. After a standard update, re-boot freezes on purple screen

Ubuntu 16.04 had been working well for over a year. Then, after a standard software update, as it was very slow I shut down and tried to re-boot. I was led first to the blank purple screen. ...
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How to switch my Ubuntu to windows if I have deleted the Ubuntu system by mistake [duplicate]

I had two operation systems and I was using Windows 8.1 and I have deleted the hard disk partition that Ubuntu was installed, by mistake. Then I turned it off and after a while I turned it on again. ...
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Fix Grub: No such device found

I Dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my pc, using two different drives. I deleted and reformatted the ubuntu partition. Now when I start my computer, it pulls up Grub saying there is no such device. ...
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Grub Rescue can find normal.mod cant find boot.mod

I just tried to install zsh and run an apt update on my ubuntu 18 (pop os, encrypted partition) install, and grub freaked out. I can only boot into grub rescuer, which does see normal .mod (using ls /...
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How to fix “Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>“

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu on my PC. After I updated Windows I received this message: Error: unknown filesystem grub rescue> I entered these commands: set root=(hd0,6) set prefix=(hd0,6)/...
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error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found ans filesystem unknown, Ubuntu 18.10

I run in a lot of trouble with my laptop. I am using an Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga and run in a lot of trouble after trying to install an Ubuntu/Windows 10 Dual Boot. I had an working Ubuntu installation ...
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Grub rescue after converting primary partitions into logical partitions

I have a dual boot system (Ubuntu 18.04 & Windows 10) with 4 primary partitions - the system reserved partition (boot), the windows partition, the ubuntu partition (has /boot, /root, /home, etc) ...
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Persistent boot error

I currently run Ubuntu 12.04, and decided to install 18.04 alongside it to try out and make adjustments on before moving all my data over, however, my original installation's desktop got screwed up. ...
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Laptop booting to GRUB shell

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, dual booting with Windows, with GRUB as the boot manager. Earlier today, I booted into Windows and shrunk the Windows partition. After attempting to reboot ...
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Why installing Windows 7 is not overwriting GRUB?

I previously had Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 installed in a dual boot, but grub was not showing Windows 10 no matter what I did. I only had access to Ubuntu, so I plugged a Ubuntu live USB and used ...
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Fixing GRUB via GRUB RESCUE

I appreciate there is a lot of questions regarding this subject but I have tried all of them with no success for 2 years. The problem happened when I installed another version of Lubuntu on different ...
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Deleted Ubuntu partition Windows 10

I was running out of space for Windows 10, so I deleted my Ubuntu partition and then combined the free space and added it to the Windows 10 partition into a single partition (the boot partition was ...
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Accidentally deleted a partition, now I am finding just the grub rescue window. What should I do?

I accidentally deleted a partition that probably was the one with the os I was using. Now it shows this. How can I regain access to my Computer? I did a dual boot of Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS with WIndows 10....
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unable to boot using usb and grub rescue [duplicate]

i had windows 10 and lubuntu dual booted on my laptop. I wanted to try windows xp, so flashed it into a USB and tried to boot from USB using boot options. The laptop did not boot from USB and took me ...
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update-grub doesn’t work

I installed Ubuntu 18 according to this workaround: Step 1: Fix the wrong GRUB installation Boot into the live desktop Open a terminal Find the boot disk... ...in this case it is: /dev/sda Find ...
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Error: Entering rescue mode…grub rescue>

When I opened my laptop , following commands appeared on the screen error:attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> What should I do to get the problem ...
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Understanding all these entries in GRUB [duplicate]

I have all these entries in GRUB and I'd like some help understanding what they are as well as how to safely remove them and free up any disk space they may be occupying.
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Urgent! Ubuntu 18.04 goes into Grub Rescue after update

So, last night, when shutting down the laptop, there was a prompt to install updates and then poweroff so I did that. Next thing I know, when I boot my laptop, I get the grub rescue prompt. Here's ...
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grub rescue error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found

I get the following error: My system specs are: Laptop: HP 245 G6 Notebook PC OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS The error happened after I tried to edit the partitions for Kali Linux. Both partitions have an ...
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stuck at grub rescue

I was trying to have dual boot windows10 and ubuntu 18.4, something goes wrong and I have deleted the ubuntu partition, and now stucked at grub rescue after first reboot, all the filesystem showing ...
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Can't boot my windows after removing dual booted ubuntu, stuck in grub rescue

I dual booted my windows 10 on an Asus n550jx laptop with ubuntu 16.04 LTS and everything worked fine until I decided to remove my ubuntu. I created a usb recovery drive in windows which eventually ...
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Grub Rescue : unknown file system Error

I have a dual boot with windows and Ubuntu. recently my bootloader crashed and with the help of live USB, I tried to fix it. but Now every time I start my laptop it directly goes into windows. What ...
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How to boot into Windows 10 with missing Ubuntu drive using Grub?

I have a PC which previously had Win 10 and Ubuntu installed. Now the Ubuntu drive is missing and I get these errors: error: no such device: <some letters and numbers> error: unknown filesystem ...
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boot error - can't find i386-pcnormal.mod

I have very little knowledge, please be patient, I'm trying. After trying to increase a partition to update Ubuntu, my PC restarted into grub rescue. I tried the "set boot" situation, but it can't ...
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grub rescue> occurs after ctrl + c interrupt fsck

I'm sorry I'm not good at English. I stopped Ctrl + c interrupt because it took too much time to execute fsck. After that, it fails to boot and grub rescue> is output. So I created a live USB via ...
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I deleted my Ubuntu partition in my dual boot system and now i cant load Windows [duplicate]

I thought that by deleting the partition for Ubuntu that I would no longer have Ubuntu and now my computer would automatically boot into Windows. Now when I turn on my computer it goes to the Grub ...
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How to boot other operating systems from GRUB rescue mode?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu 16.04 completely from my PC. When I deleted the partition, this problem occurred when I botted again.
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Grub rescue appearing

I tried to install ubuntu server on a computer running windows xp. After the installation, grub rescue appeared. I have tried multiple times to set different roots and prefixes and multiple ...
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How to fix the following grub error ?

I am getting a huge problem, I installed Ubuntu only 10/12 days before. Today , when I ran my PC, it shows a black screen just like CMD . and here are the messages : error:file'grub/i386-pc/normal....
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unknown filesystem , grub rescue

I have a dual boot computer (ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10),but now I get this problem unknown filesystem when I try to boot , enter image description here I get a list of partitions with ls in grub ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 18.04 in dell n5110 and install windows [duplicate]

how to uninstall ubuntu 18.04 in dell n5110 and install windows back http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/MV7BFccGzw/
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“Compression type 0x3 not supported”

So I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a btrfs root. I recently rebooted because I got a notification about "restart required" after an update. The last few times I restarted this server, I had an issue where ...
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Problems with GRUB loader when I type 'insmod' the resonse is 'no such partition'

SO yesterday I attempted a data rescue with testdisk. I must have done something wrong with the partitions or something. Today when I started my computer I was surprised to see the grub rescue screen. ...
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Ubuntu-MATE 18.04 LTS GRUB prompt on boot

Background: I have been running Ubuntu MATE for a little over a year. I originally installed 16.04 LTS and then this year upgraded to 18.04 LTS, without any problems. Everything was great. Issue: I ...
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How to fix "error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue after restarting

I have windows and Debian on PC, after creating a new partition in windows I get this error: when booting Debian Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I solved the problem according to this ...
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Grub rescue after removing Ubuntu partition

I removed the Ubuntu partition (Windows 10 dual-booting) and after restarting my computer, I have been stucked in grub rescue. I understood that my grub is installed in MBR and I should to recover the ...
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After deleting installed Ubuntu partition and getting grub resource error [duplicate]

How to find the correct partition where Ubuntu has been installed... And there is one more problem.. Insmod normal is also not working.. How to fix...?
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Ubuntu reinstalling failed with error “ 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/. ”, now I am only getting “grub rescue” [duplicate]

I have recently downloaded an ISO image of Ubuntu 18.04 and was trying to reinstall by erasing all my current Ubuntu 16.04 partition. I had Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04. I used a bootable ...
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Grub error.[Password lost]

I've ubuntu 18.04 lts and I've lost my password.I want to recover it by grub menu but grub is not working on pressing or holding shift key.now what to do...?
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I deleted my Ubuntu 17.10 partition, and now I can't boot into anything

I deleted my Ubuntu partition, thinking that would delete Ubuntu off of my PC, but now I can't do anything on it. Now, whenever I turn on my PC, I go straight into a command line which says: error: ...
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Grub rescue show up after installing Ubuntu 18.04

I just installed on my PC Ubuntu 18.04, I previously had Windows 10 installed on sda1, so I created a new primary ext4 partition on sda4 and installed Ubuntu root on sda4. After installing, I ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition in windows disc manager

I'm a rookie and completely noob in Linux. My Ubuntu was working just fine, grub waiting for my choices without a timer, tor installed, etc. This morning, for no apparent reason, I entered windows ...
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Windows Boot Manager disappeared after using fixmbr and after removing Lubuntu

How and why did this happen, and how can I fix it? I go into bios, the HDD with windows is detected, but has no boot manager. A Live windows USB doesn't fix it with startup repair and I'm completely ...
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When I start my PC, it shows grub rescue

By mistake, I deleted one disk drive to open up space. Now, when I start my PC it shows grub rescue error : unknown file system, entering rescue mode, grub rescue (https://i.stack.imgur.com/OKd7y....