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Old 02-07-2017, 11:53 PM   #1
n0man0r
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GRUB rescue


Hello,

I have been running linux mint on my old laptop for the last few months. I booted it up today, and I have the message:

error: unknown filesystem.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>_

I've tried this:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/11959...own-filesystem

But it doesn't seem to be working. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas.
 
Old 02-08-2017, 12:02 AM   #2
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n0man0r,

Welcome to LQ.

On another computer, download and burn to CD/DVD one or both of these tools and read the instructions carefully.

Rescatux:
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/rescatux/

Boot Repair:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
 
Old 02-08-2017, 01:10 AM   #3
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Welcome n0man0r! Ditto bb2: Boot-Repair worked for me: just click its 'post' (or 'repair').
I'm following this to learn. @n0man0r, did you know which partition was your / (root fs)?
The examples in the link you followed use sda6; your's may be sda1 [?].

Best wishes. I'm glad to see LQ responded so fast (and a great response!)

p.s. IF you want doc/tech-tutorials on the details ('theory') of "grub rescue>" (vs. "grub>")
some of the LQ "Similar Threads" at bottom of this page, lead to things like:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rescue-781125/
 
Old 02-08-2017, 01:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beachboy2 View Post
rescatux has a very nice grub rescue feature that has indeed rescued me many times without fail.
don't be put off by the "beta" version, it's really very stable.
 
Old 02-08-2017, 06:19 AM   #5
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Grub or any bootloader doesn't usually just 'decide' to stop working. Your post indicates you have Linux Mint installed and the link you reference indicates a multi-boot with two windows versions. Is that what you have? Also in the link, the OP indicates a modification of the system by creating another ntfs partition. Without the output of the bootinfoscript or boot repair this will just be guessing.
 
  


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