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    Exclamation Boot Issues - grub rescue

    i have a toshiba sattilite laptop and it was duel booted with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 i tried to uninstall Ubuntu so i deleted what i thought was the Ubuntu partition and no when i turn on my laptop it goes to a black terminal like screen and it sais error no such partition then under it it sais grub rescue> i have a windows 7 recovery disc and the ubuntu 12.04 disc but i dont no how to boot into them becaus it just goes to this screen

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    Re: GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue>

    Hi
    How about creating a small boot-partition? No need to install the full OS

    It might have been possible to create a tiny partition at the end of you drive or safely tucked out of the way elsewhere. It could be on almost any device that can read&write. Usb-stick is just one good option but there are many others. I'm not sure how much space grub2 takes up but 200Mb would probably be far more than it needs.

    Then just install Grun2, grub-legacy or Lilo (ie any of the gnu&linux bootloaders) to that. Grub2 might be the easiest one because
    1. more people are familiar with it nowadays. Lilo is a bit specialist
    2. it usually finds Windows on it's own without any need to edit anything.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...talling_GRUB_2

    Once you have booted into Windows you might be able to 'fix' (as in horse racing) the Windows boot-loader and get rid of the Gnu&Linux one. However i've heard that a lot of people keep a Gnu&Linux boot-loader even on Windows-only systems because it's more robust, easier to configure and less flaky than the Windows ones.

    Regards from
    Tom

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    Re: GRUB- error: no such partition grub rescue>

    Hi Tyler
    Waaay before you get to that screen, when you first switch on the machine a splash-screen appears saying to press F2, or Del, or F8 or F12 to get into the bios. Usually it's either del or F2 so i tend to press those 2 quite a few times just after starting up the machine.

    Once you are in the bios change the boot-order (maybe in advanced cmos options?) to put the cd/dvd-drives and anything similar higher up the list than the hard-drive. Then save and exit.

    The LiveCd or Windows Cd should boot-up now. The Windows one probably has a repair option that should help you fix your Windows boot-loader.
    Regards from
    Tom

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    Unhappy error no such partition grub rescue

    i have a toshiba sattilite laptop and it was duel booted with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 i tried to uninstall Ubuntu so i deleted what i thought was the Ubuntu partition and no when i turn on my laptop it goes to a black terminal like screen and it sais error no such partition then under it it sais grub rescue> i have a windows 7 recovery disc and the ubuntu 12.04 disc but i dont no how to boot into them becaus it just goes to this screen

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    Re: Boot Issues - grub rescue

    Moved to your own thread as you were in an older one and your issues are now different.
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: Boot Issues - grub rescue

    Hi
    Only my 2nd post was aimed at Tyler. The first one belonged to the other thread
    Apols and regards from
    Tom

    [edit] the last thread kept getting posts from other people saying "me too" and such so i wanted to give an alternative. However i do think you are right and that Tyler is going to need both my answers in this thread unless soemone else gives one of the alternatives to my 1st.
    Last edited by Tom 6; August 5th, 2013 at 09:30 PM. Reason: grr, keep making stupid mistakes

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    Re: error no such partition grub rescue

    Do you understand what you did? When we install Ubuntu it puts Grub boot loader into the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the hard drive. Then when we boot Grub will look for its configuration files in /boot/grub on the Ubuntu partition. By deleting the Ubuntu partition you also deleted the Grub configuration files but Grub is still in the MBR and it cannot find its configuration files or a Linux OS to boot so it goes to a Rescue prompt.

    You now need to restore a Windows boot loader or boot manager to the MBR. As I do not use Windows I cannot tell you how to do that.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Unhappy no such partition grub rescue

    i have a toshiba sattilite laptop and it was duel booted with windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 i tried to uninstall Ubuntu so i deleted what i thought was the Ubuntu partition and no when i turn on my laptop it goes to a black terminal like screen and it sais error no such partition then under it it sais grub rescue> i have a windows 7 recovery disc and the ubuntu 12.04 disc but i dont no how to boot into them becaus it just goes to this screenIMG_0142.jpg

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    Re: error no such partition grub rescue

    thanks i tried doing that but every method required me booting into the recovery disc and idk know how to do that

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    Re: Boot Issues - grub rescue

    Threads merged. Please do not start multiple threads in multiple forums, thanks.
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