Ubuntu :: No More Win7 After Deleting Partition - Grub Rescue
Oct 16, 2010
I have a major problem with Windows 7's MBR. I deleted Ubuntu's partition last night, and when I restarted, I saw:
error: no such partition
I looked it up, put some code into a LiveCD terminal, and I thought it worked. But now, I says that I definitely need to put in a Windows 7 CD and do that MBR fix method. I did not own a Windows 7 CD; my laptop came with it pre-installed, and I have no recovery partition anymore.
Windows 7 x64 was the only install with a separate boot partition which was already on the Dell laptop. I then shrunk the partition to allow me to put opensuse on. Then I made the stupid mistake of deleting the opensuse and boot partitions while in Windows. I was going to do this, copy pictures of my new born baby off then reboot and delete all stuff and redo all the partitions and installs again.Now I just get grub rescue with the following when I do ls command:(hd0) (hd0,1) (hd0,2)I would like advise on how to get the data off, I cannot afford to lose my babies pics as there are no other copies. I will then do a normal install of opensuse first then Windows 7 after it.
I have a dual boot system which I made from scratch Win7 and then Ubuntu 11.04.After installation all worked fine but each time I have to run Win7starting it from Grub2)when I shut it down and restart the laptop, grub2 is not there anymore and Win7 starts with its bootloader.To get back to Natty I have to go through the Live CD and install Grub + Boot Repair and run it.'m lost. I attach the boot info results.
I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.1 installed in my intel i3 4gig DDR Sony Vaio E-series laptop. Both operating system were working fine. Only problem that I used to have was the sound didn't use to play when I boot through Ubuntu. Due to that, I formatted the corresponding drive from Windows in which there was Ubuntu installed. I used "diskmgmt.msc" to delete the partition and then format it. The format was successful and when I restarted my computer, this error was displayed:-
error: unknown filesystem grub rescue >
Windows didn't load at all. I used to have multiple boot grub menu previously before formatting the partition but that didn't show up after formatting.I am unable to use any of the Operating System.
i have ubuntu 10 and win 7 dual booting on one hdd, all of a sudden grub says error no such partition when i select windows at the boot menu. and i cant get to the win7 partition from ubuntu (to play music and stuff, this used to work, places, mount filesystem, 250 gigs whatever). i've tried the stuff in these links and nothing has worked so farpartition info
sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 29094 233697523+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 * 29095 30401 10498477+ 83 Linux
A few days ago I decided to try a linux OS for the first time. Following a how-to advice, I created a ~80gb partition (on a 320 gb sata disk) for Win7 and installed it. Then I installed Ubuntu 10.04, chose to make partitions manually, created a primary ext4-partition (right after the one with Win7) for / and a 1024mb swap partition. So now the disk is parted this way: 512 booter - Win7 system, ~ 80gb ntfs - Ubuntu /, 8 gb ext4 - Ubuntu 1 gb swap - file storage, ntfs ~240 gb (created using Win7 bootable disk, but the issue from below started before this).
After the installation the boot loader failed to load any system, giving the error from the topic title. I tried several ways to reinstall/repair/reconfigure grub in the live-CD mode. Some of them didn't change anything, others were not completed because of an update-grub error ("cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?)"). Grub version is 1.98b. The disk with Win7 and Ubuntu is treated as hd0 in grub and sdd in Ubuntu ote: even though the thread is marked as SOLVED, the issue is actually not. I have managed to dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu, but with partition configuration changes
I own a Sony Vaio VPCEB3AFM. It came with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, no disks or anything. The product key is on the back of the laptop. I later installed Ubuntu, as I was beginning to take an interest in the potential of computers and began to explore with different Operating Systems. I installed it along side Windows 7. THEN, me being the dumbass I am, installed BackTrack 5 also. I then called Sony in attempt to restore my computer to factory defaults and just have Windows 7 as my only operating system. I shut my computer down and then hit F10 until the Vaio Rescue shows up. It was in the process of Restoring when it restarted and an error message came up. It reads, Error: No Such Partition Grub Rescue>. I have no idea what to do none of the OS boot up when I start it. I have no disks, I have only Ubuntu on a USB drive which I boot up by changing the BIOS blah blah. But when I do not have it in, the error message occurs.
I know this is a common error, but my situation is a little different than previous threads on this issue and I just want to make sure I get the correct solution.
Basically, I had Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 on my netbook and wanted to try a more lightweight version of Ubuntu. After settling on LXDE for a desktop, I decided to install Lubuntu 10.04. I chose not to install LXDE over regular Ubuntu because I wanted to eventually end up with an Ubuntu distro with either GNOME or LXDE, but not both. So rather than put myself through the hassle of uninstalling all the GNOME or LXDE packages, I decided to keep them each on separate partitions.
In the end I decided to just stick with regular Ubuntu and deleted the Lubuntu partitions. Now I get the GRUB error written in the title of this thread.
I uninstalled ubuntu from my main HDD, and its now on a different HDD. when I turn on my computer I get:
Partition not found Grub Rescue
I've used my windows disk and repaired my mbr and boot (bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fix mbr) multiple times, yet I always get this problem.
Only way I can boot windows is if I leave my install disk in my drive. It will say press any key to boot from cd / dvd I just wait a couple seconds, and it boots into windows. Without the disk, I get the grub problem. I have only 1 partition on my HDD, and that is my windows 7 partition, nothing else.
I running a dual boot of 10.4 and windows 7 and was trying to add a free disc space to one of the partitions using gparted and the window 7 tool. On restart I get this DOS-like message: Code: Error: file not found. grub rescue>
From what I have gathered, from other posts I should 1. Go here [URL] 2. Reboot and run ubuntu from the live CD 3. Create a results.txt file
Here is the results data: Code: Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 Boot Info Summary: => Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #5 for /boot/grub. => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc ..... Devices which don't seem to have a corresponding hard drive sdb
A friend gave me Ubuntu 9-10 and I have been using it in my netbook for some time. Bthe other day we did an update and now a black screen is up and states: Error: no such partition Grub rescue>_ I am operating dual O'S with Windows XP and Ubuntu The only thing I have been able to do after searching hours on the Internet is the following: When I type set it gives me the following information:
Prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub Root=hd0,5 Grub rescue>_
I understand that the hard drive is 0 meaning the only one I have and 5 means the location of the grub in the partition. Other than that I can get no further!
I have ubuntu in sda7. sda6 had bt4, sda3 had Win7. From Win7 I removed sda6. Now when I start my computer I get grub rescue. How can I tell grub that ubuntu in sda6 and not in sda7 anymore or how can I create sda6 again so ubuntu goes sda7.
I am new to ubuntu OS, I am having quiet a hard time solving out certain problems. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and Win Xp installed on the same hard drive partition i.e. C drive. Now yesterday accidentally I deleted a folder from C while I was logged in to Windows. Now today when I restarted my pc I got this error message : error : No partition found grub rescue>
Then somehow I managed to reinstall the Grub loader. Now whenever I restart my PC I get this error message : GNU GRUB version 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions. grub>
I had 3 partitions on my hard dive, Windows 7, Ubuntu, and just junk on the other. I installed Ubuntu in a way where it went to the GRUB filesystem? first, where it ask me to start in linux kernel 2.38.6 (can't really remember the kernel exact name) which was ubuntu, some other options, recovery mode, and at the very bottom was the one to go to Windows 7. I was in Windows and I wanted to get rid of my junk partition but I formatted the Ubuntu partition by mistake.
Now when it boots up it saying: Error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue> I hope there is a way to save my files on Windows. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 back on my computer but it wouldn't go through since the grub startup thing is the main one, not the windows one.
I installed ubuntu 11.04 on a usb hard drive which I created a 100 gig partition however when i try to boot from the usb drive I get the message error:no such partition grub rescue> when I boot from live dvd I can see the partition I created with all the files on it.
I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista.Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all?I would also like to be able to repartition all of the space that was previously occupied by Linux.
I'm a CS Major that wanted to experiment with Linux more. Great idea right?! Well, long story short, I have a HP Dv9815nr Entertainment Notebook PC with Vista pre-installed. I have 2 local SATA HDDs and installed Vista(250GB) and Fedora 12(160GB)(respectively). In order to make life simple for booting purposes, I partitioned the Vista drive to include a 3GB sector for the Fedora Boot partition, so that Grub would run properly.
I recently discovered Sun's VirtualBox (Open Source Virtualization software) and installed several flavors of linux inside of this application on the Vista Disk. Naturally, I installed Fedora 12 in the Virtual Box and reformatted the Linux drive (160GB + 3GB Boot partition).
Everything was fine and then I rebooted. Now I get a Grub error on boot. "Error 22 : partition not found". I would like to restore the Vista MBR using the Fedora 12 Live cd, but I can't repartition the Vista drive under the live installation.
Also, I extended the Vista partition to include the 3GB previously used for the Fedora Boot Sector.
I have a netbook that dual-boots Win XP and Ubuntu 10.04 and accidentally hit the Win recovery mode in GRUB today, but quickly restarted without formatting or proceeding with any recovery. But upon reboot I just see: error: no such partition. grub rescue>
What I have tried so far: Boot to USB Live Disk... It won't, just goes straight to grub rescue.I do ls and it gives me (hd0) (hd0,4) (hd0,3) (hd0,2) (hd0,1) (fd0) error: fd0 cannot get C/H/S values.
set gives me prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub root=hd0,5
but if I try to boot it says unknown command so I figured I needed to find the right partition to boot from but I went through all of them with ls (hd0,4)/boot, ls (hd0,3)/boot etc. and every partition comes back "unknown filesystem".
I set up my Dell Inspiron Laptop as Dual Boot -> Xp / Ubuntu 10.04. - all worked well. I had 2 installations of XP on this machine and I removed one - all worked well. I then went into XP and deleted the partion (4) that the old XP had resided on (using Easeus Partition Master) All NOT working well !! Now when booting the machine I get grub rescue> I did ls and got ....
Deleted the Ubuntu partition by accident. Now at a loss as how to get Windows working again. I had all my files saved, and did a full format and reinstall to Windows. Thinking that it would just overwrite grub but this thing is like a virus.. I cant do **** at the grub rescure command prompt... it just sits there with a cursor... Even stuff like reboot and quit or exit don't even work... what the hell? So I pop my Win7 install cd in and I find that for some reason I have no recovery console... just the option to install. I install but no grub, the little virus is still there and I just wasted an hour of my life while Win7 installed again because I still cant view it.
I deleted all the partitions and wiped the entire disc and grub is still there.. I was thinking that Windows would just replace grub automatically. Heh the Bootsector always seems to get owned on Windows and I expected grub to be just as useless but in it's own way, it's worse.
I recently partitioned my hard drive so that I could have Linux in addition to Windows Seven on my laptop. For some reason, at boot it it showed not only Linux, a Recovery mode for Linux, and a Windows 7 OS, but also a Windows Vista OS that I never installed. Yesterday, A friend of mine borrowed my computer and chose to open Vista. Since then my computer has been stuck at the grub rescue screen with nothing other than the message: error: no such partition grub rescue>
I have both windows7 and Linux 10.04 installed in my system. The problem occurred on a forced shut down.The message which is appearing on the screen isgrub rescueNo such partitionNo command other than ls and set are working. Set shows root to be in (hd0,6). ls is not listing (hd0,6)The ls is not able to read any of the partition it lists and shows error:unknown file system.
I am to reinstall the notebook of my father, that had Windows XP and Ubuntu on it. And I dont know anything on Ubuntu. My objective was to make a fresh install with XP only.So I was checking the partitions within Windows and found 7 or 8 of them which I could not understand: I asked to remove them, one by one, and got some error mesage on Windows. Now I understand these were probably used by Ubuntu.Now, when I restarted the PC,n I got:"error no such partition grub rescue"..I tried to boot from the CD - a windows XP setup CD, but I get blocked as well, because when I try formatting the drive during the installation CD it makes an error, or otherwise without formatting I also get an error.I guess the partitionning information of the hard drive is inconsistent, making everything fail.I dont know what to do.I am thinking to use a USB disk to reformat the HD, but I am not sure it will help.
Code: fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 3724 29912998+ 83 Linux /dev/sda2 29256 30401 9205245 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda3 3725 4271 4393777+ 5 Extended /dev/sda4 * 4272 12104 62918572+ 83 Linux /dev/sda5 3725 4271 4393746 82 Linux swap / Solaris
I want ot install a new opensuse 11.4 as yest another OS. Due to the fact that I already have 4 sda partitions, I have to make some changes. What I am thinking about is to copy the sda2 (windows recovery) data to some folder etc (nevermind), then delete the sda2. Then I want to create a new primary partition for the new suse 11.4 and install it. What is worying me is the grub boot menu. I was planning to edit the new one (the opensuse 11.4), with old data.
Code: ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux### title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.2 - 184.108.40.206-0.1 root (hd0,3) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-220.127.116.11-0.1-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_080105BB0F00WDHE41DC-part4 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HTS542525K9SA00_080105$ initrd /boot/initrd-18.104.22.168-0.1-desktop .....
Now my question is will the settings of (hda0,n), change due to the fact that I have deleted the sda2? I have a lot of unused space at the end of my disk and want to create a new "sda2" there.
I was messing around with the partitions and accidentally y deleted the ubuntu partition! I have Windows 7 as a dual boot but I can't access to that OS anymore. The message that I get is: error: no such partition. grub rescue>
Just delete a linux partition and now when i boot a message appears and says error: unknown filesystem grub rescue >
I have search on the net for this problem and i have understand it a little. But my situation is a bit different and because i don't want to format my hard disc i wanna try to fix it. So before a couple months i download ubuntu 9.10 and i installed it a month later. But my computer used to crash all the time and i couldnt use it. So i download the latest ubuntu 10.4 and install it while having windows xp and the old ubuntu 9.10(so i had windows xp, ubuntu 9.10 and ubuntu 10.4 partitions). Now i tried to delete the partition of ubuntu 9.10 from disc utility. so i have the message i wrote above when i boot. I dont wanna delete my windows xp and ubuntu 10.4. what should i do to stop this message from appearing.
I'm having an issue installing Ubuntu with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit through Wubi. The Wubi installation works great and Ubuntu seems to install after the first reboot after selecting Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu, however whenever I select Ubuntu from Windows' boot menu after Ubuntu installs and it reboots for the second time, it loads the GRUB bootloader, however Ubuntu isn't listed at all.
Windows 7 is listed twice and Windows Vista is listed (seems it picks up the recovery partition for Windows 7 as Vista) and when I select the first Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it just goes back to Windows' boot menu with Windows 7 and Ubuntu as the selections. If I select the second Windows 7 from the GRUB bootloader, it'll boot Windows 7 like normally. It looks like Ubuntu is nowhere to be found. Because of that, I just ended up uninstalling it.