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    no such partition. grub rescue

    Hi guys i've just update my ubuntu to 12.04. But I can't reboot since grub says "no such partition". I've read some topics around some said to post the bootscript.

    Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]


    ============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

    => Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
    the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    for (,msdos5)/boot/grub on this drive.
    => Grub2 (v1.97-1.98) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb and looks at sector
    1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and
    looks in partition 5 for /boot/burg.

    sda1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: vfat
    Boot sector type: Dell Utility: FAT16
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files: /DELLBIO.BIN /DELLRMK.BIN /COMMAND.COM

    sda2: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

    sda3: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows 7
    Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

    sda4: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: Extended Partition
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:

    sda5: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ext4
    Boot sector type: Grub2 (v1.99)
    Boot sector info: Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the boot sector of sda5
    and looks at sector 431783152 of the same hard drive
    for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
    for (,msdos5)/boot/grub on this drive.
    Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/fstab /boot/grub/core.img

    sda6: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: swap
    Boot sector type: -
    Boot sector info:

    sdb1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows XP: NTFS
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files:

    ============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

    Drive: sda __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, 38913 cilindri, totale 625142448 settori
    Unitą = settori di 1 * 512 = 512 byte
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sda1 2,048 206,847 204,800 de Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2 * 206,848 30,926,847 30,720,000 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda3 30,926,848 312,042,041 281,115,194 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
    /dev/sda4 312,043,518 625,141,759 313,098,242 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 312,043,520 612,349,951 300,306,432 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 612,352,000 625,141,759 12,789,760 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    Drive: sdb __________________________________________________ ___________________

    Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 testine, 63 settori/tracce, 60801 cilindri, totale 976773168 settori
    Unitą = settori di 1 * 512 = 512 byte
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

    /dev/sdb1 63 976,768,064 976,768,002 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS


    "blkid" output: __________________________________________________ ______________

    Device UUID TYPE LABEL

    /dev/loop0 squashfs
    /dev/sda1 3030-3030 vfat DELLUTILITY
    /dev/sda2 CC70378A703779F2 ntfs Recovery
    /dev/sda3 AC7C4EC27C4E86D4 ntfs OS
    /dev/sda5 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b ext4
    /dev/sda6 e0ed76e7-24f2-4eb4-a903-8a9af3e6051b swap
    /dev/sdb1 64C0F571C0F54A36 ntfs Iomega_HDD

    ================================ Mount points: =================================

    Device Mount_Point Type Options

    /dev/loop0 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)
    /dev/sda5 /media/9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
    /dev/sdb1 /media/Iomega_HDD fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_ permissions)
    /dev/sr0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)


    =========================== sda5/boot/grub/grub.cfg: ===========================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #
    # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
    #
    # It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
    # from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
    #

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
    if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
    set have_grubenv=true
    load_env
    fi
    set default="0"
    if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
    set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
    save_env saved_entry
    set prev_saved_entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    set boot_once=true
    fi

    function savedefault {
    if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
    fi
    }

    function recordfail {
    set recordfail=1
    if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
    }

    function load_video {
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod video_bochs
    insmod video_cirrus
    }

    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
    set gfxmode=auto
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
    set lang=it_IT
    insmod gettext
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
    set timeout=-1
    else
    set timeout=10
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
    set menu_color_normal=white/black
    set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
    if background_color 44,0,30; then
    clear
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
    function gfxmode {
    set gfxpayload="$1"
    if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then
    set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    else
    set vt_handoff=
    fi
    }
    if [ ${recordfail} != 1 ]; then
    if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
    if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
    fi
    else
    set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
    export linux_gfx_mode
    if [ "$linux_gfx_mode" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, con Linux 3.2.0-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, con Linux 3.2.0-24-generic (modalitą ripristino)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    echo 'Caricamento Linux 3.2.0-24-generic...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b ro recovery nomodeset
    echo 'Caricamento ramdisk iniziale...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
    }
    submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, con Linux 3.0.0-19-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-19-generic root=UUID=9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b ro quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-19-generic
    }
    menuentry 'Ubuntu, con Linux 3.0.0-19-generic (modalitą ripristino)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    echo 'Caricamento Linux 3.0.0-19-generic...'
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-19-generic root=UUID=9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b ro recovery nomodeset
    echo 'Caricamento ramdisk iniziale...'
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-19-generic
    }
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
    }
    menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b
    linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root CC70378A703779F2
    chainloader +1
    }
    menuentry "Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda3)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ntfs
    set root='(hd0,msdos3)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root AC7C4EC27C4E86D4
    chainloader +1
    }
    ### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
    # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
    # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change
    # the 'exec tail' line above.
    ### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

    ### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    if [ -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
    source $prefix/custom.cfg;
    fi
    ### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =============================== sda5/etc/fstab: ================================

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
    # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
    # that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=9fd6f404-1503-43db-a481-db37f974626b / ext4 errors=remount-ro,user_xattr 0 1
    # swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
    UUID=e0ed76e7-24f2-4eb4-a903-8a9af3e6051b none swap sw 0 0
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    =================== sda5: Location of files loaded by Grub: ====================

    GiB - GB File Fragment(s)

    = boot/grub/core.img 1
    = boot/grub/grub.cfg 1
    = boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-19-generic 2
    = boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic 2
    = boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-19-generic 2
    = boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic 2
    = vmlinuz 2
    = vmlinuz.old 2

    ======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

    Unknown BootLoader on sda4

    00000000 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff |................|
    *
    000001b0 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff 00 fe |................|
    000001c0 ff ff 83 fe ff ff 02 00 00 00 00 50 e6 11 00 fe |...........P....|
    000001d0 ff ff 05 fe ff ff 02 50 e6 11 00 30 c3 00 00 00 |.......P...0....|
    000001e0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 |................|
    000001f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 55 aa |..............U.|
    00000200


    =============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

    xz: (stdin): I dati compressi sono danneggiati
    xz: (stdin): I dati compressi sono danneggiati
    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
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    awk: cmd. line:36: Math support is not compiled in
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    I didn't do anything, it is just how I left it when it was working.

  2. #2
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    Post Re: no such partition. grub rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by ric1321 View Post
    Hi guys i've just update my ubuntu to 12.04. But I can't reboot since grub says "no such partition". I've read some topics around some said to post the bootscript.



    I didn't do anything, it is just how I left it when it was working.

    Hello,

    Please try this if you have not already.

    Link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    All the best.

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: no such partition. grub rescue

    Are you booting from sda or sdb? The grub in sda looks ok but you have an old grub/burg in sdb which would give an error.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  4. #4
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    Re: no such partition. grub rescue

    Ok, I managed to boot repairing grub with a utility (I don't remember the name)

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