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Thread: unable to boot ubuntu, getting "grub>" prompt on boot screen

  1. #1
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    Jan 2013

    unable to boot ubuntu, getting "grub>" prompt on boot screen

    I am trying to Triple-Boot w/ Mountain Lion10.8.2, Ubuntu and Windows7.
    System Configuration is -

    • Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 processor.
    • Motherboard: Intel chipset with AHCI enabled.
    • 4GB of memory.
    • 500 GB of internal hard disk space attached to Intel SATA controller running in AHCI mode.

    We have made three partitioned, two 100-100 GB partitioned for MAC and Linux and 300 GB partitioned for Windows.

    We have successfully installed MAC OS X and Window 7.

    On windows we have downloaded the latest wubi.exe and follow the steps mentioned in guide . After latest Ubuntu has been downloaded and it has been extracted successfully, it asked to re-start the system.

    Once we restarted the system, on boot screen, we are getting only "grub>" prompt. We pressed TAB and see options. Tried different options like - "Boot", "configfile", "linux", "continue" but it asked for file-name. What file-name we need to specified?

    We have installed Linux on D:/ partition where we can see Ubuntu folder. What we need to type after "grub>" prompt on boot screen? Do we need to specified any file name located in D drive?
    Last edited by apancholi; January 22nd, 2013 at 04:02 PM.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Chicago Suburbs
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: unable to boot ubuntu, getting "grub>" prompt on boot screen

    Welcome to the forums. Is this a Mac as we cannot support any violation of Apples TOS.

    But wubi does not work on gpt partitioned drives. Not sure if it with Windows on a Mac the hybrid MBR will support wubi or not in the Windows MBR portion.
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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