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    [Solved] Recovering from a grub rescue crash query

    Ok so I found this, but I worry that it won't fix my issue maybe?

    I dual boot Windows and the second to latest update of Ubuntu, I was just updating to the latest update of Ubuntu when I got this crash.
    If I follow these steps, will this fix my issue or is it for a different situation and will not work?
    Last edited by felinoel; December 8th, 2012 at 06:00 PM.

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    Re: Recovering from a grub rescue crash query

    I think it might not work in my situation because I dual boot.

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    Re: Recovering from a grub rescue crash query

    Lets see where you are at:

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    Install in Ubuntu liveCD or USB or Full RepairCD with Boot-Repair (for newer computers)
    http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSecureRemix
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Recovering from a grub rescue crash query

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Lets see where you are at:

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates.
    Sorry it took me so long, could NOT get it to connect to the wireless, gave up and am now inches away from wifi box connected with a tiny cord on the ground, lol wow where are my longer cords.

    Anyways, http://paste.ubuntu.com/1411627/

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    Re: Recovering from a grub rescue crash query

    The grub in the MBR is looking for the rest of its files in sda4 but your install is in sda3. I would run the Boot-Repair suggested updates.

    Is the Windows Vista? It looks like sda2 is main install and sda1 is recovery. Grub2's os-prober usually reversed the descriptions for some reason with Vista. Or Vista is not clear on which is which. Often best to run Grub-Customizer to change descriptions it the reinstall does not sort it out.

    New Grub Customizer works with 12.10
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/grub-...-released.html
    HOWTO: Grub Customizer Updated for grub 1.99
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1664134
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    Re: Recovering from a grub rescue crash query

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    The grub in the MBR is looking for the rest of its files in sda4 but your install is in sda3. I would run the Boot-Repair suggested updates.

    Is the Windows Vista? It looks like sda2 is main install and sda1 is recovery. Grub2's os-prober usually reversed the descriptions for some reason with Vista. Or Vista is not clear on which is which. Often best to run Grub-Customizer to change descriptions it the reinstall does not sort it out.

    New Grub Customizer works with 12.10
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/grub-...-released.html
    HOWTO: Grub Customizer Updated for grub 1.99
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1664134
    I am at work atm and am not near my laptop, but I think it is Win7.
    Don't remember, I only ever use it when I need PhotoShop...


    So you say to run the Boot-Repair suggested updates and if that doesn't work then run Grub-Customizer to change descriptions?
    Will do once I get home, thanks!
    Last edited by felinoel; December 6th, 2012 at 02:11 AM.

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