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Old 01-07-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Red face grub rescue while installing


i used ubuntu 12.04 version and treid to install debian . since then i cannot install any of linux versions as it appears grub-rescue. what to do please help
 
Old 01-08-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Hi:


Need a little more information-

You said you used Ubuntu 12.04 -
Do you mean that you used Ubuntu; G-parted to shrink the Ubuntu partition?

Did you abort the Debian install?

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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well first of all thanx for replyng. yes i used ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was well till i downloaded Debian and treid to install,and once i restarted that grub rescue appeared. i can us the live media to work but cannot install.no i didn't abort i installed, but couldn't connect to internet , can u please send me the correct downloading file

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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Here are the links of some post that deal with similar problem. Hopefully some of the advice there can be useful to solve your problem.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nd-4175443525/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ws-4175443424/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175443719/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...em-4175444324/


Good luck to you.
 
Old 01-08-2013, 11:20 PM   #5
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The links TroN-0074 are good give them a try.

In the meantime; do you want the download page for
Debian 6.0.5 (Squeeze or Wheezy)regular or netinstall?

Desktop or laptop and 32bit? or amd64bit?

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
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I posted this on another forum

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9/#post4858788
 
Old 01-09-2013, 04:04 AM   #7
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Quote:
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... i used ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was well till i downloaded Debian and treid to install,and once i restarted that grub rescue appeared. i can us the live media to work but cannot install.no i didn't abort i installed, but couldn't connect to internet , can u please send me the correct downloading file
So did you replace Ubuntu with Debian? Or did you install Debian onto a separate partition so you can dual boot Ubuntu and Debian?

To try to fix grub so you can boot you could try using the boot repair CD: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
There is also the Super Grub2 Disc that you could try: http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
These repair CDs will give you options that you can try in order to fix grub so you can boot the computer from the installed OS on your hard drive.

If those repair CDs do not help, then we need more info. Try running the Boot Info Script: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bootinfoscript/
You can run thins from a live CD if you can not boot to Ubuntu or Debian. The Boot Info Script will create a results.txt file that you can post here that will give us detailed info about what Linux distros you have installed on which partitions, and where grub is installed and where it looks for an OS to boot.

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