Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    7

    Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    I turned on my Desktop and this error message came up. I would like to install windows on it if the OS has crashed but I have no idea how to boot from here.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Beans
    5,193
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    More details please. OS(s) installed. What is the error message. make and model machine. specs of machine????????????????????????? The info you provided thus far is useless if you want help.
    Multi-boot: Arch linux, Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7 & Windows 8

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    7

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    To be serious I don't know much about this desktop. i know it has a terabyte sata, 4 amd phenom, It had Ubuntu on it although I am not sure which version. I just recently bought it from my buddy, also it is a custom build.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    7

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    If you need some specific info I might be able to help but over then that I am at my wits end. This is my first time using anything linux and i wanted to boot windows on it then this happened.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    7

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by presence1960 View Post
    More details please. OS(s) installed. What is the error message. make and model machine. specs of machine????????????????????????? The info you provided thus far is useless if you want help.
    I know I'm asking for a lot but I really need this desktop up and running again, but I don't have much info on it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    If you don't plan to use Ubuntu, and just want to install Windows, why can't you boot from Windows installation media?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Australian in Germany
    Beans
    4,010
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    I assume the thread title is the error you are seeing. As far as I know, this generally means that the grub boot loader cannont find the drive it is looking for to boot from.

    The first thing I would do is open the box and make sure all cables to the hard drive(s) are seated properly. You say this is a custom build that you have bought, so it has presumably been transported recently. That makes checking the connections inside all the more relelvant.

    I assume the machine was working for your friend. Did the transport go well? No nasty knocks or anything? No chance of damage during transport?

    I would probably also boot into the live environment and see if I can see the drive with the file manager there or with the drive management tools there. The live environment is when you boot an Ubuntu install CD or USB into the "try Ubuntu without installing" option. It is a useful way to look at a computer that wont boot by itself.

    If you want to try and get the ubuntu boot running again, go here
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    You could try the boot repair that it offers, or generate the boot info as described there and post the link to it here so that people can see the state of the machine. Someone should be able to help you get it going. I would tend to the boot info to see if the machine is finding all the drives it has.


    If you really don't have any interest in getting the Ubuntu going, then I can only second schragge's advice: stick the windows installer in it an boot that. If that doesn't work, someone might be able to help your if your describe exactly what it going wrong, but installing windows is more a question for a Windows forum.
    Michael

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    7

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    I assume the thread title is the error you are seeing. As far as I know, this generally means that the grub boot loader cannont find the drive it is looking for to boot from.

    The first thing I would do is open the box and make sure all cables to the hard drive(s) are seated properly. You say this is a custom build that you have bought, so it has presumably been transported recently. That makes checking the connections inside all the more relelvant.

    I assume the machine was working for your friend. Did the transport go well? No nasty knocks or anything? No chance of damage during transport?

    I would probably also boot into the live environment and see if I can see the drive with the file manager there or with the drive management tools there. The live environment is when you boot an Ubuntu install CD or USB into the "try Ubuntu without installing" option. It is a useful way to look at a computer that wont boot by itself.

    If you want to try and get the ubuntu boot running again, go here
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    You could try the boot repair that it offers, or generate the boot info as described there and post the link to it here so that people can see the state of the machine. Someone should be able to help you get it going. I would tend to the boot info to see if the machine is finding all the drives it has.


    If you really don't have any interest in getting the Ubuntu going, then I can only second schragge's advice: stick the windows installer in it an boot that. If that doesn't work, someone might be able to help your if your describe exactly what it going wrong, but installing windows is more a question for a Windows forum.
    I have checked all the connections and I was the one who transported it. There was no issues when I got home and used it then. I have tryied to boot into windows from this screen but nothing happens when I put in the cd so I assume that putting in a live ubuntu cd would have the same issue.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Australian in Germany
    Beans
    4,010
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by colestv View Post
    I have tryied to boot into windows from this screen but nothing happens when I put in the cd so I assume that putting in a live ubuntu cd would have the same issue.
    With the Ubuntu CD, you have to have the CD in the drive when you power up the computer, and as far as I know, the windows cd is the same. Is this how you are trying the windows cd, or are you putting it in after you get the grub error message?
    Michael

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Beans
    7

    Re: Error:unknown filesystem grub rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomick View Post
    With the Ubuntu CD, you have to have the CD in the drive when you power up the computer, and as far as I know, the windows cd is the same. Is this how you are trying the windows cd, or are you putting it in after you get the grub error message?
    I have the cd in the drive before starting. It comes to a flashing - for a few minutes then returns to the grub error.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •