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Old 03-13-2015, 08:57 AM   #1
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Deleted partition with deepin on it, now stuck in grub rescue please help.


Hi, yesterday I decided to install Deepin in a dual boot. I later decided I no longer needed/wanted it so I deleted the partition. Apparently I had grub on that partition as well, and now my laptop only goes to grub rescue and will not boot.
I have an acer aspire v5 touch. Removing the hard drive is not an option. I have tried to access UEFI but my computer just beeps and goes to grub rescue. I have grub rescue disk on a flash drive, I used unetbootin to do that, but iI cannot get to any boot menu (f12), and when I use ls (hd0)/ I get a unknown file system error. Please help, and sorry for my grammar/formatting, I'm on mobile.
Tl;dr: Deleted partition containing grub and deepin, now can only get to grub rescue, and I keep getting an unknown file system error, please help.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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You can use system rescue usb to boot and install grub. Make one from another system if you can.
 
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You can use system rescue usb to boot and install grub. Make one from another system if you can.
I already created a live sub, but it doesn't automatically boot to it, and when I try to access the UEFI, all that happens is the computer beeps then goes to grub rescue
 
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You should be able to repair with the windows 8 download
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads
 
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You should be able to repair with the windows 8 download
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads
What do I do? The site has no definitive download
 
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I already created a live sub, but it doesn't automatically boot to it, and when I try to access the UEFI, all that happens is the computer beeps then goes to grub rescue
At start of computer it shows what key is used to enter BIOS/UEFI setup. Though it may be fast to be seen easily. Or refer your computer manual.

Enter setup and change boot sequence. Or you might even have an option(key) to just change boot sequence while startup.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 12:01 PM   #8
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Cirrick,

Can you boot from a live Linux DVD (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Zorin OS 9 or whatever) or USB flash drive?

Then Try Ubuntu/Mint/Zorin etc > Open Gparted.

See what partitions are listed and post back here.

You should be able to install another distro (or do a repair) after correct partitioning and hopefully not losing any data.

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Old 03-13-2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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At start of computer it shows what key is used to enter BIOS/UEFI setup. Though it may be fast to be seen easily. Or refer your computer manual.

Enter setup and change boot sequence. Or you might even have an option(key) to just change boot sequence while startup.
I know that the UEFI setup key is f2, but when I press it during the boot process I only hear the beep that usually signals entering setup. However, it just goes to the grub rescue screen. I turned on f12 to access the boot menu, but that hasn't worked either.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 12:27 PM   #10
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You should contact your laptop support/service for booting issue.

beachboy2: From laptop website posts this machine doesn't has a Optical Drive. Is it correct, Cirrick? A usb optical drive can be used if it supports booting.
 
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You should contact your laptop support/service for booting issue.

beachboy2: From laptop website posts this machine doesn't has a Optical Drive. Is it correct, Cirrick? A usb optical drive can be used if it supports booting.
My computer has a CD-ROM, one USB 2.0 port and two USB 1.0 ports if any of those are what you are referring to
 
Old 03-13-2015, 01:31 PM   #12
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Please help from here: after meeting around with f2 key and hardware reset (f12+per held down until powers off) I managed to mash my way into bios where I got a secure boot error that I had the option of [ok] to respond with. Afterwards, windows 8 booted! Now what do I do to completely remove grub and make sure this won't happen again?

EDIT: Fixed it all, thanks for the help everyone!

Last edited by Cirrick; 03-13-2015 at 04:12 PM.
 
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