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    error: no such partition grub rescue>

    I installed ubuntu 12.04 64bit on an empty hard drive. Install went ok, but I cannot get it to go on line. I formatted the disk, by making it an external drive and using another computer to format this drive. I reinstalled the hard drive in the computer and put the disk in the CD drive. I started the computer and got this on a black screen:
    error: no such partition grub rescue>

    I cannot boot off of the disk, and the hard drive is empty. What should I do?

    Thank you

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    Re: error: no such partition grub rescue>

    When you installed from the other computer did you make sure grub was installed to the external (now internal drive) or does it have an old copy of grub that cannot find its old install to boot.

    You may be able to manually boot.

    Grub Rescue Prompt Megathread - drs305
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1594052
    HOWTO: Boot & Install Ubuntu from the Grub Rescue Prompt
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1599293

    You may be able to update grub in MBR.

    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.

    Or you may be able to bypass your grub and just boot:

    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/
    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/Main_Page
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: error: no such partition grub rescue>

    Hi oldfred

    I read the different threads, but I could not find a solution for a hard drive that was formatted and does not contain an operating system. Is there a way to format and bring the drive back to an empty state so I can reinstall Ubuntu? All I get now is:

    error: no such partition grub rescue>

    when I use the install CD on the empty hard drive. I can not boot from the CD now. The computer only contains the one hard drive. Sorry if I missed something.

    Thank You

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    Re: error: no such partition grub rescue>

    If you get grub rescue then BIOS is seeing harddrive and is trying to boot from it.

    Some systems seem to lock up after multiple boot errors. Try full power shutdown and if laptop remove battery. Maybe wait a bit before putting battery back in.
    Some have key combinationsto drain residual power, to make sure you are restarting from a total cold reboot.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: error: no such partition grub rescue>

    I found the problem, I made drive an external again and found that I missed a small partition. I formatted the section and merged it with the rest of the drive. I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and got that to install. Now I cannot get the wired connection to work. I ran this in the terminal:

    dennis@dennis:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for dennis:
    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Ethernet controller
    product: AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
    version: 10
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f7d00000-f7d3ffff ioport:d000(size=128)
    dennis@dennis:~$ arch
    x86_64
    dennis@dennis:~$ uname -r
    3.2.0-29-generic
    dennis@dennis:~$ cd Desktop
    dennis@dennis:~/Desktop$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package build-essential.
    (Reading database ... 140394 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking build-essential (from build-essential_11.5ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
    Preparing to replace linux-headers-generic 3.2.0.29.31 (using linux-headers-generic_3.2.0.38.46_amd64.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement linux-headers-generic ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of build-essential:
    build-essential depends on g++ (>= 4:4.4.3); however:
    Package g++ is not installed.
    build-essential depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.13.5); however:
    Package dpkg-dev is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing build-essential (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-generic:
    linux-headers-generic depends on linux-headers-3.2.0-38-generic; however:
    Package linux-headers-3.2.0-38-generic is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing linux-headers-generic (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    build-essential
    linux-headers-generic
    dennis@dennis:~/Desktop$

    I downloaded and transferred these to my desktop:

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/build-essential

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...se&section=all

    I don't no what to do now.

    Thank You

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    Re: error: no such partition grub rescue>

    I do not know Ethernet issues, but with nVidia you have to install headers first with 12.10 and 12.04.2.
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

    There are a lot of threads on your Atheros drivers and how to install, but I do not have any links to them.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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