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Old 04-02-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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error:unknown file system entering grub rescue mode


I have a tamil nadu government laptop with 32-bit windows 7 professional and linux operating systems. But i have deleted the drive where linux is installed when operating in windows os. Now i am getting an error message as "error:unknown file system:entering grub rescue mode" while booting my laptop.Now I need to enter the windows os without this grub interruption, I also need the commands to be entered in grub rescue>. I want this done without losing the windows 7 os and files in the hard disk.


I have tried "Boot repair disk" software to solve this problem.But it is not working.
So please kindly help me rectify this problem.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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When you deleted the linux drive you deleted the files grub needs to work. You will either have to install another linux distro, create a small boot partition and reinstall grub form live cd. or use a windows disk to repair.
 
Old 04-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #3
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legal downloads
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0-4be30405d07f
Download the 1 that is the same as your system, select the repair option.
 
Old 09-07-2014, 01:25 PM   #4
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Unhappy unknown file system when booting LFS

hi to every one.....i just finished LFS..but the problem is when i boot the lfs it says
unknown file system...press any key to continue ...pl z help me...








English is not my native language;excuse if any grammatical mistakes

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Old 09-07-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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Hi:

@sainadh:
It would be best for you to start your own thread:-

This thread might help-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-7-1-a-941163/

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Old 09-07-2014, 05:31 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 View Post
When you deleted the linux drive you deleted the files grub needs to work. You will either have to install another linux distro, create a small boot partition and reinstall grub form live cd. or use a windows disk to repair.
Just typing "install-grub" while the Live CD/DVD is in the drive should fix the problem; right, colorpurple21859?
(I'm asking because I had the grub rescue prompt once)
 
Old 09-07-2014, 09:36 PM   #7
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when i type install-grub it says can't find commond install-grub
 
Old 09-07-2014, 09:49 PM   #8
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grub-install /dev/sdx
x needs change to be the target drive.

@sainadh you have made great progress on your system but post a new thread preferably in Linx From Scratch forum.
 
  


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