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Old 09-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Grub rescue error cant find solution


allright.

ive registerd on this forum becouse i got a little problem over here.

2 days ago i installed unbuntu 11.04 on my laptop along side of windows 7
yesterday i got a problemm called Grub resue error cant find file system or something.

i managed to fix it look through these forums wich some grub fix iso. then i installed grub and update grub

well everything worked i coud get in win7 and in unbuntu.
now i woke up i start my laptop there is was again ''grub rescue error cant find file systems''

i used my iso again then i get the error: ''GRUB didnt managed to install'''(or something)

now im realy stuck i cant boot any cd i dont have a back up of windows 7 i tried to make one with my other windows 7 computer but i wanted to use that but still doesnt work..
i cant boot windows 7 i cant boot unbuntu. i only can boot unbuntu from the cd but its a version wich uses my cd dvd rom drive i think

i hope u guys can give me a good explanation becouse im not that kind of a type who understand computer language and i realy need my laptop work again in 2 days

greetz dane
 
Old 09-09-2011, 08:32 AM   #2
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2 days ago i installed unbuntu 11.04 on my laptop along side of windows 7
After installing Ubuntu, were you able to successfully boot into Ubuntu and windows 7?

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i managed to fix it look through these forums wich some grub fix iso. then i installed grub and update grub
How did you fix it? Did you use SuperGrubDisk? Do you remember any steps/commands you entered to fix it? If you used a method to fix it from the grub prompt on boot, that is a one time thing and you will need to edit files in Ubuntu to make the changes permanent.

You still have the Ubuntu 11.04 CD, right? Use it to reinstall Grub. See Section 8.A in the tutorial in the link below. If you have problems, I would suggest that you post your partition information which you can get using the CD. Open a terminal and enter this command:

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sudo fdisk -l(lower case Letter L in the command)
Post it here.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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After installing Ubuntu, were you able to successfully boot into Ubuntu and windows 7?



How did you fix it? Did you use SuperGrubDisk? Do you remember any steps/commands you entered to fix it? If you used a method to fix it from the grub prompt on boot, that is a one time thing and you will need to edit files in Ubuntu to make the changes permanent.

You still have the Ubuntu 11.04 CD, right? Use it to reinstall Grub. See Section 8.A in the tutorial in the link below. If you have problems, I would suggest that you post your partition information which you can get using the CD. Open a terminal and enter this command:



Post it here.
yes unbuntu and windows 7 where working.

yes i used supergrubdisk it booted i used

step1: install grub
step2: update grub

and okay i will try ure way

ill post something to let u know how it went
 
Old 09-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #4
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i try'd to install but i wont get error's or something i get loading screen of unbuntu when it finshed it stops doing things
i still can use my mouse?

im willing to just format my whole windows but there is another problem i got a pre installed windows 7

-dont have a backup or restore disk

- or a copy of windows 7

:S what should i do.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 09:56 AM   #5
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allright i managed to install unbuntu again now i can gain acces to windows7
but just another question doe's anyone here know how to delete full unbuntu so i can install linux mint 11?

greetz dane
 
Old 09-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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doe's anyone here know how to delete full unbuntu so i can install linux mint 11?
In your first post, you indicate you installed Ubuntu "alongside" windows so that Ubuntu is on its own separate partition. Correct?
If so, run sudo fdisk -l(lower case Letter L in the command) and check to see which partition Ubuntu is on. It will be something like sda2 or sda3, etc. If you don't know how to read the output, post the fdisk info here and someone can explain.

You don't delete the operating system. During the installation of a new system (Mint in your case) you will be given an opportunity to format the partition on which you had Ubuntu and install Mint to it. You need to take care you get the correct partitio and back up any important data you might have before beginning.
 
Old 09-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #7
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In your first post, you indicate you installed Ubuntu "alongside" windows so that Ubuntu is on its own separate partition. Correct?
If so, run sudo fdisk -l(lower case Letter L in the command) and check to see which partition Ubuntu is on. It will be something like sda2 or sda3, etc. If you don't know how to read the output, post the fdisk info here and someone can explain.

You don't delete the operating system. During the installation of a new system (Mint in your case) you will be given an opportunity to format the partition on which you had Ubuntu and install Mint to it. You need to take care you get the correct partitio and back up any important data you might have before beginning.
well ehmm i just installed unbuntu i didnt select any partition so i guess i have it on my harddrive ill check tommorow becouse its late now.
when i install mint ill clean up some gb before install and look carefully before i install it iam happy enough now that i can run my windows 7.

but just to say. IF i have unbuntu on my c drive wich got windows 7 installed on to what should i do to remove it ( its just to create more space)

grtz dane
 
Old 09-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #8
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IF i have unbuntu on my c drive wich got windows 7 installed on to what should i do to remove it
If you have it installed inside windows that is what is referred to as a wubi install, Ubuntu as just a program inside windows. I believe you can remove it like any other program inside windows. I've never done a wubi install so can't be sure, just what I've read. If you posted your partition information someone could tell you for sure.
 
  


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