Ubuntu :: Thrown To Grub Rescue After Messing Around With Ext2fsd?

Nov 16, 2010

I have a new Asus Eee Pc 1215n and installed on it Ubuntu 10.10. This way it was configured as dual-boot with 4 partitions. One for Windows7 one for Windows recovery, one for Linux swap and one ext4 for Ubuntu.Everything was working fine until I installed the ext2fsd driver on Windows. It couldn't read the ext4 partition properly so I played with the options. There I tried changing the ext partition's type from "Linux" to "Linux extend" (which was obviously wrong). After the reboot I get a message when the computer starts up saying "error: partition not found" and in the next line "grub rescue>" with a dash flashing but without any recognizable commands.

I tried reinstalling grub from the Ubuntu 10.10 live cd following these instructions but now I get exactly the same screen, this time saying "error: file not found." instead. What was weird was that gparted in the live Ubuntu couldn't see any partition in the hard drive. It appeared like the whole space was unallocated.When I type 'help' in "grub rescue" it tells me "unknown command". When I type 'ls' it returns: (hd0) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)I think this might be a clue of what is going on since all the partitions should not be flagged as msdos.

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Ubuntu :: Installing Windows 7 Without Messing Up - GRUB

May 14, 2010

I'm thinking about upgrading my Windows Vista to Windows 7. I rarely ever use it but I figured that when I do have to use it I would rather use Windows 7.

Will it mess up Ubuntu or GRUB when I do this? Like GRUB not recognizing Ubuntu any more? I don't really know but I just wanted to ask this here just in case.

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Feb 19, 2011

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Dec 16, 2010

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Apr 11, 2010

First the hard data:

Upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 via upgrade manager
System is AMD 64
Have dual boot with XP on seperate hard drive


Then the wheelspin:

Seem to have knocked out GRUB as normal loading screen does not appear anymore.
Worse, I think I accidently installed grub to something labelled SDC5.

Cannot get anything except the "grub rescue" prompt. I'm not sure if using the LiveCD (9.10) can help. Have tried a few prompts from other threads but just ended up with mud splattered all over the place. I'm gathering I need to load grub, but can I do it using any grub rescue commands?

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Jan 31, 2010

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Jan 15, 2011

So I wanted to get rid of ubuntu 10.10 on my HP pavilion dv6 laptop as I wanted to make some hd space. Its a dual boot with windows 7. I deleted the ubuntu partition and expanded the windows partition to fill the whole hard drive again. When I restarted my laptop I got the "error: no such partition. Grub rescue>" message.

I tried inserting my ubuntu 10.10 boot cd but whenever I boot from the cd I get the exact same grub rescue error. Is it possible to remedy this situation from the error? I am currently unable to download a windows recovery cd so I'm stuck in the grub rescue page unless its possible to fix this mess from the error prompt.

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May 27, 2010

Dual booting Ubuntu and XP, I've been using ext2fsd for a long time.Recently I did a fresh install of Lucid. Now when I try to run ext2fsd from XP, it tells me that my ext3 partition needs to be formatted.I vaguely recall having had and solved this problem in the past, but I just can't find the solution.

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Jul 12, 2010

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Jun 23, 2010

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Mar 30, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit. I was importing photos into f-spot. Then my laptop shutdown because it overheated (a different problem). Now f-spot will not open. A dialog pops up and says "F-Spot Encountered a Fatal Error. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation." Here are the error details:

An unhandled exception was thrown: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.at System.Reflection.MonoCMethod.Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x00000]


I've read somewhere that there might be a bug with themes, but I've changed mine back and forth. I don't really think this is a bug as much as something that happened when the computer crashed. I've tried uninstalling f-spot and reinstalling it, I get the same error above. Anybody have any idea on how to get it working again?

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Feb 18, 2010

My problem is basically that when I boot for the first time after a fresh installation and setup, I am always stuck at the login screen or thrown back to it. No matter what account I log onto, whether it's 'root' or any other user account I have setup, it would attempt logging in, black out the screen, turn my monitor off then on again and I'm back at the login screen. This is all using the graphical interface of course. I'm having this same problem with all the linux distributions that I've tried so far:

Gnome Sabayon Mandriva 2010-I've even tried changing all the different boot environments, and same problem Open Solaris and Ubuntu won't even install. It just sits at the loading screen. Why would this happen? I've tried all these OS's on my regular PC, which is a dual core, 4 gb of ram, and they've worked perfectly. So why wouldn't it run properly on that other PC?

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Aug 27, 2010

I have a vista/ubuntu system. I tried to restart the computer into vista and it came up grub rescue. I did what someone suggested and typed in grub rescue> set prefix=(hd0,5)/boot/grub grub rescue> insmod (hd0,5)/boot/grub/normal.mod rescue:grub> normal Anyway that got me into a menu where the ubuntu server is. I chose it and it sends me into tty1 where it asks for my login My login when the machine used to come up log/pass was dan/mypass

but in the tty1 it says login incorrect. I need to get back into my server. I'm not sure why it's messed up. So how do I do it.

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Nov 24, 2010

I'm a linux/unbuntu n00b and having some major issues here. I am new to using Ubuntu and have been experimenting with it on my netbook as well as kubuntu and a few others. I love the linux alternatives to Windows. It started with me running Windows 7 Starter along side Ubuntu. I was trying to resize my Windows partition and give Ubuntu more space. I managed to somehow delete the wrong partition, making a very careless mistake. Long story short, my netbook is stuck at the grub rescue screen and I have been searching the net for about 3 hrs just tonight plus whatever time I spent last night searching and cannot get this fixed. I've tried booting from the flash drive using Unetbootin and it will say "Missing operating system" before the grub rescue prompt and I did change my boot sequence. I've also tried using some commands in grub rescue and got various messages such as, no such disk, no such partition, cannot find "grub_xputs", cannot find C/H/S values...

I have a Gateway LT21 netbook with a 250gb hdd. Any help is appreciated. I realize this is a common issue and has been posted a lot but I have searched and my issue is on going and I'm guessing its specific to my setup.

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Dec 7, 2010

I have an Ubuntu 10.4 installation (dualboot with windows XP) with grub2.After I resized some of my partitions using a gparted live cd, the system goes directly to grub rescue mode every time I boot.Then I follow the instructions which are given in grub2 wiki site to boot.The grub boot directory is now located in sda6 (hd0,6) in my system as found out using 'ls' command.

But in the grub rescue mode when I enter the 'set' command (one of the very few commands available), to display current prefix and root, it gives "(hd0,7)/boot/grub" as 'prefix' and "hd0,7" as 'root'.After entering the following commands, I'm able to boot.There are other users at my home not familiar with ubuntu. windows is their OS of choice. So I don't want to remove windows installation .One solution that I can think of is creating a grub rescue CD using grub-mkrescue, then using windows cd to fix mbr (which will overwrite grub? or the pointer to grub?) and then using the grub rescue cd to boot into Ubuntu but I'm not sure.

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Jul 28, 2011

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.

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Feb 15, 2011

I'm working on a managed desktop at work with Scientific Linux so I decided to install latest Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop, an Aspire 6930, and set it up so it dual boots with Windows Vista.

It boots for the first time,everything looks great and it asks me to update some programs.After it does that,I restart and I get a grub rescue message while there was a strange clicking sound coming from the hard disk. I reinstall Ubuntu through BIOS with a CD and I bring the system to the original state.

I can now boot either with Ubuntu or Vista but I don't dare update the programs it prompts me to as I fear it will lead to the same result. It's been like this for the past month and I was wondering if there is a way to know what actually caused the problem in the first place assuming that is has to do with a program that was updated.

Truth is that the specific model has this problem with the hard disk that makes that constant clicking. When running Vista I have a program called Notebook Hardware Control which lowers some settings and stops the clicking.When running Ubuntu, there isn't any. So is there a way to know which program can cause such an error and refrain from updating it?

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Jun 5, 2010

I've got Ubuntu 10.04 installed on one partition, and Windows Vista on another. I was messing around with my partitions, and now I can't boot to either one. I just get an error when I boot up on GRUB which says "error: no such partition", and then a prompt saying 'grub rescue>'. I've read up on other people's posts, and they said that I should reinstall GRUB from a livecd, but that doesn't look like it does anything. It seems that GRUB is trying to boot from hd0,8, and that doesn't exist anymore. I can change the 'root' and 'prefix' variables to the right partitions, but the 'boot' or 'chainloader' command doesn't work. You should be able to boot from 'grub rescue>', because that's what it's for, right?

I just want to be able to boot into Ubuntu, not Windows.

PS: Sorry if I'm specifying way too much information(or not enough), I'm fairly new to forums.

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Aug 4, 2010

Yesterday I made a thread about going back to Windows as I'm giving this laptop to a friend. Anyway, after I finally got Windows to re-install I'm now stuck with "grub rescue" instead of the OS booting. Is there anyone who knows a way I can get rid of grub rescue and get Windows to boot?

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Sep 28, 2010

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.

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Nov 26, 2010

I lost power during my Ubuntu update and when I powered back up ubuntu was broken. Now the stupid bit. My hdd was partitioned into 3 bits, vista os, data, and ubuntu. In vista I deleted the ubuntu part and merged it with the data part. Now when I power up my computer it goes straight to a black screen that says...
error : no such partition.

grub rescue> I have looked through the forums for an answer to my problem but to no avail. When I put the ubuntu live cd in and turn back on itjust goes to the same screen. I'm a novice to the world of computers and need any help you can offer.

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Nov 29, 2010

I have recently decided to try out Ubuntu(Lucid Lynx) using wubi. Everything was absolutely superb and realizing that I have a lot to learn and looking forward to it. Everything was fine until I updated and ticked 2 boxes for updating grub and restarted and couldn't boot into anything. I have xp on 80gb 2.6 celeron, and Ubuntu loaded through wubi on 320 gb external hard drive.

error: no such device??????????????????
grub rescue>

It may seem a little slow for me to put to the test your responses, because I will have to disconnect the PC that I am using and use those connections on the 2.6. This one I am using at the moment is 400hz p3.

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Dec 3, 2010

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.

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Jan 21, 2011

Update Manager showed updates available so I installed them about 1hr ago. When the update was complete I clicked the "Reboot to complete installation" button.

Upon reboot I received the following error message...

Kernel panic -not syncing : VFS : unable to mount rootfs on unknown -block(0,0)

Pid :1, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.35-24-generic #42-Ubuntu

I rebooted and was taken to a boot menu. Both the most current version 2.6.35-24-generic and 2.6.35-24-generic[Safe Mode] gave me the same errors so I booted the the previous version 2.6.35-23-generic

I then ran the following in the console...then did a reboot

sudo update-grub-update

The result was Grub Rescue Shell where I did...

set root=(hd0,1)
linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro
initrd /initrd.img
error: couldn't read file.

initrd.img is there but it can't be read.

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Feb 20, 2011

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Feb 25, 2011

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:
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:
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

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Mar 11, 2011

i am getting this error at startup
grub rescue:

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Mar 12, 2011

I'm having a issue. It first started a few nights ago, and after booting from the live cd and reading around, I saw it mentioned somewhere that it might help to update GRUB. I did this using sudo update-grub. This took care of the issue, with an unexpected, but not altogether unwanted result: instead of having to choose a temporary boot device to boot on to the external drive Ubuntu is on, I got a grub menu which showed the the OSs for both HDDS. I thought all was fine, but a few days later, same thing. Updated grub again, and all was okay. Tonight, it happened again.

When I try to update grub now it says:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo update-grub
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?).

Here's the result of the boot info script.
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 #1 for (,msdos1)/boot/grub.
=> No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb .....

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Mar 19, 2011

I've tried reading other threads about grub rescue but it seems like it only works if the USB stick can actually be read. Sorry if I sound dumb, I'm really new to all of this.I installed Jolicloud (it's based off Ubuntu, apparently) to dual boot with Windows 7 which I got with my netbook. When I tried to get rid of Jolicloud, I think I accidentally deleted a partition-- now whenever I boot up my netbook, I get the black "grub rescue" screen of death.

I tried getting the netbook to boot from my USB but it won't do it. The USB light flashes but nothing happens. I know there's things in there because I can boot from the USB using my desktop. Jolicloud was initially installed from the USB so I don't know why it won't read it anymore.

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