View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dual boot problem. Getting grub> prompt

April 14th, 2010, 10:18 AM
A while back I installed Ubuntu 9.04 to dual boot with Windows XP and everything worked fine.

After a couple months hiatus I attempted to boot Ubuntu and I get a "Grub>" prompt.

Please forgive my ignorance, but I have no idea what this is or how to get past it.
I don't know enough about gurb to get any useful info from previous posts.

Can anyone help?


April 14th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Can you boot into Windows OK - or is this just when you try to boot Ubuntu?


April 15th, 2010, 01:27 AM
Windows boots ok. When I select Ubuntu I get the grub> prompt.

April 15th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Is this wubi inside a windows partition?

Is this the error?
The Grub menu does not appear at boot up. Instead you get a "grub:rescue>" or "grub:sh>" prompt

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