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grub rescue

Postby hemanth_ch on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:15 am

I had two operating systems - windows 8 and linux mint. Then i formatted the partition containing linux mint. Now i face this problem - when I start my laptop , i get this message "error: no such partition. grub rescue>".
I searched the internet and found that booting from the windows 8 DVD is a solution. But I am not able boot from the DVD ( not even able to enter the BIOS menu). I am stuck at that error screen.
Someone help me with this.
Thanks.
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Re: grub rescue

Postby bigj231 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:59 am

Open up the laptop and unplug the hard drive. Then you can try changing BIOS settings and doing whatever else you need to do. I would also recommend booting from a Mint Live CD or Live USB to repair GRUB. If you boot from the windows 8 DVD and repair everything that way, you will lose GRUB and Mint.
The process I would use is:
Unplug HDD
Boot laptop using Live CD/USB
Wait until booted
Plug in HDD
Repair GRUB
Power Off
Put laptop back together
Boot and check that everything works.

You could also try booting into Mint using the GRUB console and skip the above steps. You'll have to search the internet for a tutorial on that.
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Re: grub rescue

Postby hemanth_ch on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:34 am

The idea of removing the HDD worked. Thanks for the idea.
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Re: grub rescue

Postby bigj231 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:37 pm

No problem. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. If it's a different problem, start a new thread.
If you fixed this problem, don't forget to edit the title to include [SOLVED]
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