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Old 07-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP Error: Unknown Issue Grub Rescue


I just got Linux Mint installed the other day and when I turned on my laptop today I got this message.

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Error: Unknown Issue Grub Rescue
I booted into a USB drive and ran the command "sudo fdisk -l"

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Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xfde6a7e7

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda2 3074048 976693024 486809488+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 976693246 1218392063 120849409 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
Partition 3 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda4 1218392064 1250263039 15935488 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda5 976693248 1101150207 62228480 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1101152256 1113530367 6189056 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 2016 MB, 2016411648 bytes
49 heads, 48 sectors/track, 1674 cylinders, total 3938304 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x9b2fb189

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1144 3938303 1968580 b W95 FAT32
What should I do next? How do I fix this?

I had some trouble partitioning the HD and then unpartitioning it. Checkout this thread.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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I tried reinstalling Linux Mint int sba5 and use sba6 as the swap area. Restarted my Toshiba and got the same error message.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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Not enough info to help. Google 'bootinfoscript', go to the site, read the instructions, download and run it and post the output (a results.txt file). You need to do this from the Mint CD/flash drive as it is a bash script. That should provide more information on boot files and locations as well as other useful info.
 
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Not enough info to help. Google 'bootinfoscript', go to the site, read the instructions, download and run it and post the output (a results.txt file). You need to do this from the Mint CD/flash drive as it is a bash script. That should provide more information on boot files and locations as well as other useful info.
How do I run it as a bash script and what code should I enter?
 
Old 07-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #5
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Download it, it is a tar.gz file and will probably end up in the Downloads directory. It will be a tar.gz file with the name "bootinfoscript-061.tar.gz". I just right-clicked and selected Extract here, auto-detect sub-folder. If you don't have that option, extract it. Otherwise, you can use a terminal and navigate to your Downloads directory or wherever it is and run: tar -zxvf bootinfoscript-061.tar.gz. A new directory/folder will show up. Open it and you will see a 'bootinfoscript' bash file. It should be executable but check in the file manager or terminal to verify. There is also a README file, read it. How to run and lots of other info is there.
 
Old 07-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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I can't get it to run even after extracing. Here is what is says.

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mint@mint ~ $ sudo ~/Downloads/bootinfoscript
sudo: /home/mint/Downloads/bootinfoscript: command not found
http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-18-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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Just ran a boot repair. It seems to have fixed the GRUB 2 issue. I just booted into Windows 7.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

I'd recommend using the Ubuntu Boot Repair in Linux Mint in case anyone else has a similar issue.

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mint@mint ~ $ sudo ~/Downloads/bootinfoscript
sudo: /home/mint/Downloads/bootinfoscript: command not found
You needed to change to the Downloads directory and then run the command: sudo ./bootinfoscript

It's the third line from the top of the bootinfoscript README file. There is a dot (.) before the file which is needed. You could also have done: sudo bash bootinfoscript. You need to be in the directory where the script actually resides. When I downloaded it and extracted it, it was in a directory named bootinfoscript-061 so I had to change to that directory to run it. I'm not using Mint so I don't know where it might have downloaded in your case. This just for someones' future use.

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