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Old 10-30-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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GRUB rescue mode


I was running a script to strip the unneeded binaries and libraries of my system and since I was ending up with the error:
find: terminated by signal 11
I rebooted my system. Then I get the following screen! What is the reason behind this?
How can I solve it?
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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Not sure what system you're using but you can try the following from that grub console that your system keeps booting into:

grub > root (hd0,0)
The above is just a guess the "hd" and the number may change depending on how you partitioned your system so you might have to make some changes.

From there do the following:

grub > makeactive
After that run:

grub > chainloader +1
The last thing you're going to do is this:

grub > boot
From there, it should reboot and boot back into the system. If not, let me know but that should do it. It has happened to me a few times and this is how I fixed it on my system. I'm currently using CentOS 6.4
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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that assumes he has grub legacy in MBR and that at some point you created a PBR to use hd0,0


forgive the twenty questions or so but these might provide details

1) what is the name and version of your disto pls
2) Can you remember if you used grub2 or grub legacy, I suspect its grub2
3) Is this a fresh install?
4) Did you make any system backups say with partimage or fsarchiver
5) Is this a server?
6) Can you use a live cd
7) Have you tried to boot up the live cd to look at any logs during your work
8) can you post your script online
9) Do you know much about scripting or were you following some kind of guide or recommendation

OK not quite 20 questions ---but its sometimes easier to have backups of your partitions and MBR
---if not it may be quicker to not use a live cd, chroot and re-install certain packages

-----thats because it sounds like, you did not keep any logs of what you were stripping eh?
---I assume you know what files are ideal to so files or executables

good luck

If in doubt just do a clean install but first recover as much as you can using a live cd
---and learn to do backups
---I recommend fsarchiver


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