Ubuntu :: Usb Drive Partition File System Rescue - Messed Up

Mar 12, 2010

Last night I was making a boot usb drive with usb startup creator onto a USB external well I, messed up and lost the partition table for 2 USB drives: my 500 gb hard drive was pluged in whilst i was doing this silly i know it was partitioned 251 gb its now showing as 500 gb but the data is still on drive it seems the file system is gone or damaged

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The problem that I have is that I have a large amount of usb drives that have a partition table of type "loop" and I need to change them to "msdos". The size of the drives vary and I need to use FAT32 or FAT16 file system.

I've tried various partitioning commands and gui applications but cant find one that I can give a one line command to to set the partition table, maximum partition size and file system.

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1 X 120GB for / & /Home
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Jul 20, 2010

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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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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:

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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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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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Aug 11, 2011

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:

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!

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Jan 16, 2011

new partition is sda or,hda i bit confusing here

my system ------------------
/dev/sda1-c drive
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/dev/sda6 -ubuntu 10.4 partition
which partition do i need to make tell me the commands for ubuntu 10.4

i tried 'fdisk /dev/sda3' but it is show unable to open,thing is iam confusing my quetion is i want mount one file system with name hda5/other to this new partition 'mke2fs -v /dev/[xxx]'---command for to mount file system xxx(here hda5) to that (new partition) partition
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Jun 9, 2011

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