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Grub Rescue?
« on: October 23, 2015, 04:39:54 PM »
 

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Hi folks......well my machine came to a screeching halt this afternoon. Went to check email and got an error about Whisker Menu and wanting to try again or remove. Well I sure didn't want to remove, so I cancelled.....and finally had no choice but to power off holding the power button as nothing was working.

Upon bootup.....I am now getting a command prompt for GRUB RESCUE>.......I have no idea what to do with my computer at this point or why this would have happened......

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Re: Grub Rescue?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 11:51:39 PM »
 

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Hello!

Sounds like you need Boot Repair. This will fix the GRUB bootloader for you by reinstalling it. More info here:

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

It is available as a stand-alone Live CD, but personally, I've never had much success with using it that way. Instead, I do this:

While keeping in mind that these changes won't be saved to a Live CD or USB, on an LL Live CD/Live USB, I add the Boot Repair PPA:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair,

then I enter:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair,

and follow the prompts from there.

If you want to have this available all the time, you can create a Live USB with persistence, but I just installed a small LL system on a 16GB SD card and added to it boot-repair and another goodie, ClamAV, to check Windows PCs for possible virus issues...

73 DE N4RPS
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Re: Grub Rescue?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2015, 04:38:01 PM »
 

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Wow.....just came back to find the reply. Thanks for the info.....the problem ended up being a hard drive failure. So, in the end a drive replacement and reload from scratch. I was still able to copy all files from the old drive on a  drive dock....so all is well. Thanks again.
 


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