Grub Rescue Filesystem Error
When I turn on my computer, I usually expect the Grub OS selection menu to pop up. Instead, I got a rescue filesystem error and command line.
This happened yesterday. I installed Crunchbang Linux on my USB via uNetBootin, then plugged it in and boot it. I chose the Graphical Install option, and probably screwed the computer from the partition section. At first, I tried to install to the biggest freespace it could find, but that failed. Then, I tried to install to my USB. Still failed. Then that is when my problem started.
Now, I need a good and fast answer, because my dad will kill me soon. Someone help! :(
What kind of computer do you have? Were you trying to install 64bit OS in a 32bit architecture? is the kernel you where trying to install pae and your processor doesnt support it?
The other thing, did you try to do a full installation in the USB from where you had your computer running in the live session?
you will probably have to reformat that USB and load and ISO image one more time then boot your computer again.
I dont think doing a full installation in the media from where you are running a live session will work.
Good luck to you
The Grub rescue prompt means that grub is not starting correctly.
To get Windows to boot again you need to re-install Grub or repair the Windows boot-loader.
Check whether your computer uses a BIOS or UEFI firmware. UEFI firmware may require different steps than I am posting here depending on the exact configuration.
To repair the Windows boot loader, you need a Windows Setup DVD for the correct version of Windows (7 or 8). If you don't have a Windows Setup DVD you should create one before you attempt to install Linux again. You can download Windows 7 Setup discs from the Digital River web site.
Official download links for Windows 7 SP1 ISO
Getting a Windows 8 disc is a little more difficult.
You do not need a CD key to repair the Windows boot-loader or boot configuration. You can also use the Home or Professional version to repair either the Home or Professional version. These disks are useful for repairing the Windows boot loader but you SHOULD NOT use them for installing or re-installing Windows. You must use the Windows disc and Windows CD key that came with your computer for installing or re-installing Windows. Also DO NOT repair Windows system files using these CDs.
Boot from the Windows Setup disc. When you see the Windows graphical Setup, press Shift + F10 to get a command prompt.
For a BIOS use this command to repair the Master Boot Record.
Create Windows 7 Bootable Emergency Repair Disc - Windows 7 Recovery Tool
How to Create a "System Repair Disc" (CD/DVD) in Windows 8
To re-install Grub you will need a Linux boot disc or USB thumb drive. You will need the Grub files to be on the hard disk in the Linux root partition. If you installed Linux, the required Grub files are probably still there in the Linux root partition. You can install the Grub package or install Linux if the required Grub files are not present.
Boot from the Linux disc or thumb drive. Follow these steps to re-install Grub.
Grub will start first, and you will have to select the menu entry for Windows in order to boot Windows.
How many operating systems do you have on internal drive?
A linux & windows + a linux on external.
If you have a wins & linux on internal drive, just boot your external crunchbang run
At that time you can boot your linux installation on internal hdd, unmount usb & reinstall grub.
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