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    Re: help with grub rescue> error

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo e2fsck -f /dev/sda1
    e2fsck 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)
    Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
    Pass 2: Checking directory structure
    Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
    Pass 4: Checking reference counts
    Pass 5: Checking group summary information
    /dev/sda1: 360115/4726784 files (0.3% non-contiguous), 6997239/18893568 blocks

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    Re: help with grub rescue> error

    Look at the actual value of those fields rather than just the assessment. Also running the long test would be a good idea too.

    If there still are no bad sectors found after the long self test, and e2fsck found no problems, then you just seem to have some files that are corrupt and need reinstalled.

    You got an error with /lib/libncurses.so.5, so if you run dpkg -S /lib/libncurses.so.5, it will tell you that file belongs to libncurses5, so you need to reinstall it. If you are running from the livecd and have your hd mounted in /mnt, then cd to /var/cache/apt/archives. Once there, run apt-get install libncurses5 -d --reinstall to force apt to download the package, then you can reinstall it on your hd with sudo dpkg -i libncurses5*.deb --root=/mnt.

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    Re: help with grub rescue> error

    Thank you everyone for your help and advice. I had some help from drs305 and it ends up my home folder (and then some) had been deleted by my 4 year old. Taught me to maker her her own account! So I had to do an entire reinstall.

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    Re: help with grub rescue> error

    How did your 4 year old manage to use sudo? Assuming you even gave her an admin account?

    I wouldn't be so quick to blame the kiddo

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