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Can't start Ubuntu 15.10 from Grub rescue.

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#1 kawczynk


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 02:43 AM


Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L7310GW notebook next to Windows XP Pro SP2. After the successful installation I decided to upgrade WinXP to SP3. After the upgrade, Windows needed to restart and after restart nothing was shown except for


Entering rescue mode...

grub rescue>


I tried to use commands


set prefix=(hd0,4)/boot/grub

set boot=(hd0,4)

insmod normal


After writing insmod normal the computer shows error: no such partition. 


I know I can install boot repair on Ubuntu but could you just write me some commands to boot Ubuntu? 



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 07:26 AM

Grub probably got messed up when you installed SP3. You will have to boot into a Live CD of Ubuntu and fix grub to be able to boot. Boot into the Live CD and install Boot Repair and run it. Should allow you back in.

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 03:45 PM

Thanks a lot, I've got Ubuntu installed on usb so that I can run it. Thanks!

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:47 PM

Did you attempt to use the grub command prompt? If so what commands and what was the output? If you have already resolved the issues with boot repair or reinstalling the grub from the live USB please disregard.

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