View Full Version : [ubuntu] No such partition: Grub Rescue

January 28th, 2013, 09:47 PM
Hello everyone, I recently deleted my ubuntu partition through windows, and then installed windows 8. Now whenever I restart my pc, it says
no such partition

grub rescue>

I just want my windows 8 back, is there any way i can fix this without a recovery disc (I downloaded windows 8 through their site) and still have my data? thank you!

January 28th, 2013, 10:12 PM
To repair it you will need bootable Windows 8 media (DVD, flash). After booting from it there should be repair option. You need to repair your startup.

January 28th, 2013, 10:55 PM
While best to have a Windows 8 repairCD or Flash drive, you can restore a Windows work alike boot loader.

How to restore the Ubuntu/XP/Vista/7 bootloader

Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:

Or from Ubuntu liveCD.
Restore basic windows boot loader - universe enabled if error on lilo not found
Simply open Synaptic and Settings > Repositories and tick the box against the Universe repo in the Ubuntu Software tab. Close that window and click on reload before installing lilo with Synaptic or command line.
sudo apt-get install lilo
sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr
May show error messages about the rest of lilo missing, ignore, we just want MBR with bootloader.

Windows 7 repair USB, Also Vista if service pack installed
Windows 8 UEFI repair USB must be FAT32

January 29th, 2013, 05:22 AM
Thank you!!!!!! Its back up and running and I didnt lose my files. You rock!

January 29th, 2013, 07:53 PM
Sweet! Now you can post your thread as [SOLVED]