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#1 Bezukhov

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:12 PM

error: no such partition

grub rescue>

I was running a dual boot with Vista and Ubuntu 10.04, both OSs were on both HDs, so I could boot up either system from either HD. Today I thought would be a good time to do a clean install on this machine, and one step I took was to delete both Ubuntu volumes off of both HDs before I used the Vista discs. When I restarted the machine I was greeted with the above message, and now I can't use Vista at all.

Here is the scenario:

I am/was using Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on an eMachine ET 1161-07.

The BIOS utility is the Phoenix-Award Workstation, which I can access.

The last time I used BIOS I set everything to "Fail Safe Default"
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:13 AM

Hi,

the grub rescue mode is started when the configuration of your hard drives no longer coincides with the setup you entered into grub.

Have a look here to see what the rescue mode can do for you: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Com...20Rescue%20Mode

You may be able to check all partitions present with ls and then go on to set up a bootable configuration as described in the article.

Let me know if the article helps you or if you would like more detailed information.

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 08:01 AM

Thanks for your time and help. To be honest, between posting the topic and waiting for a response I stumbled across another solution. I was able to repartion the HD and reinstalled Ubuntu, just by using the Ubuntu installation disc in the trial mode. I guess when the GRUB loader found what it was looking for it stopped persecuting me.

By the way I would strongly recommend that everyone keep a copy of an Ubuntu installation disc. Its nice to know that one can at least get online and ask questions just by popping that disc into the DVD drive.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:40 AM

Hi,

I'm happy to hear that you sorted your problems out! And I quite agree that a ubuntu live-cd is a handy thing to have. :thumbsup:

Grub errors often look more terrifying than they really are. Only in the rarest cases do you actually loose your data, even if it looks like you can no longer access the PC.
The most important thing is just to stay calm and have a look with a live-cd or to work with the rescue-console of grub itself.

From what you describe reinstalling grub might have been sufficient too: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Rei...ling%20GRUB%202
(that can be done from the live-cd as well)

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