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Old 06-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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minimal bash line editing is supported grab..


Dear all, I know there is a lot of information about this error, I have been searching and trying but nothing seems to help.

I created an iso file on a flash and installed kali linux.Upon succesful installation, When I booted out and tried to login, I was presented with the following error.Grub loading...error no such device..entering rescue mode. .By then I could still boot in through my pendrive.

I then followed some tutorials on how to fix it.To my suprise, My pendrive cannot boot in anymore.It presents me with the following error, minimal bash line editing..grub>..But when I boot in with F12, I can boot in with the kali live mode.

Thanks in advanced.I tried to give as much information as I could.Let me know if you need more information.

Kind regards,
 
Old 06-07-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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I created an iso file on a flash and installed kali linux
I'm not sure what you mean by the above statement. You can simply copy an iso to a flash drive and boot it with Grub2 with a loopback entry in the grub.cfg file, maybe. Some distributions work, others don't. So how did you get Kali on the flash drive? Did you just copy it there? Did you use other software such as unetbootin, pendrivelinux, lili, the dd command or some other method?

A Live CD including what is generally placed on a flash drive with the above mentioned software will usually use isolinux/syslinux as a bootloader so I am wondering where Grub fits in the picture? Do you have another Linux system installed using the Grub bootloader? Is that how you are trying to boot? The simplest way is to set the flash drive to first boot priority in the BIOS and if Kali was correctly installed with its bootloader, it should boot.
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:10 PM   #3
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I used Win32 disk manager.I tried to re-install it.But now when I try to boot through the drive it does not work.It just shows a blinking underscore and a blank page.When I remove the drive I get Grub loading error...entering rescue mode.

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Old 06-07-2014, 07:31 PM   #4
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Are you trying to install kali to the usb or the hdd?
Try using unetbootin to put kali on flash drive.
If you just want to rescue your system you can do the same with live-cd/usb
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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Old 06-07-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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I installed kali linux through a USB along side windows.After successful installation I got the Grub loading error message.I then googled for hours and trying to fix it.I am now stuck with the latter error and when I type the ls command I get (hd0) (hd0, msdos2), (hd0,msdos1).But when I try to select any of them it says that unknown file system for all of them.

If I am being vague please let me know,
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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Will this ever work, because it seems like it requires a live disk/usb.Is there a slightest possibility that it would work from the grub rescue> without a live-usb or disk.Because I tried every trick from forum to forum to YouTube but nothing seems to work.Does this mean that all my files are gone?
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #7
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Your kernel may be different but you can use ls to find out
http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/20...-cd-for-grub2/
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:54 PM   #8
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http://askubuntu.com/questions/19783...b-rescue-crash
 
Old 06-07-2014, 08:00 PM   #9
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When I type in ls I get this (hd0),(hd0, msdos2),(hd0,msdos1).step 1 is done.But when I attempt step 2 I either get unknown filesystem or no partition error.As a result I cannot continue.What should I do now?
 
Old 06-07-2014, 08:06 PM   #10
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post #8 is a little more detailed.
 
Old 06-07-2014, 08:16 PM   #11
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First, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to help me during my frustration.I visited all the links and its either a live-usb or the method that says unknown filesystem on my machine.Is there a software that can maybe recover my files back atleast.Something that I can do without formatting my drive.Perhaps my eyes are too tired and I don't see the obvious. All I wanted was to try a new OS, thats all.
 
Old 06-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #12
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Now I am trying with rescutex.Will let you know if I have any luck. Thanks again.
 
Old 06-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #13
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I tried the software, but know I get windows system winload.exe error.I assume this is not the relevant place to post about windows.Thanks again
 
Old 06-07-2014, 09:44 PM   #14
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What version of windows were you running because I only see 2 partitions from your 1st ls at grub prompt
 
Old 06-07-2014, 10:04 PM   #15
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I was running windows 8.Searched on the issue, got a windows 8 iso file.I think the problem was that I tried to install kali linux on one partition as windows 8.Now I am going to perform the recovery, and try to make different partitions to install kali linux.Any suggestions?
 
  


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