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# 1  
Old 05-14-2011
grub problem - unable to boot

I am not able to boot into my ubuntu. Grub gives me this message

Quote:
[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device/file completions. ]

grub>
How do I boot linux?
# 2  
Old 05-14-2011
what have you done before this happens?
# 3  
Old 05-14-2011
It means that GRUB2 detected an error during boot and cannot pass control to the selected kernel because of a grub.cfg error and thus it reverted to rescue mode.

See the troubleshooting section of this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
# 4  
Old 05-17-2011
OP the link that is above is a good one if you need some additional help post the the output of this command in the terminal.

Code:
sudo fdisk -lu

# 5  
Old 05-17-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbaluuu
OP the link that is above is a good one if you need some additional help post the the output of this command in the terminal.

Code:
sudo fdisk -lu

how can he do this if the server can't boot?
# 6  
Old 05-19-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
how can he do this if the server can't boot?
From a live cd.

The grub2 link on the reload from a cd section suggests confirming the partitions with a sudo fdisk -l

I like to see if the person is dual boting with an MS that the bootflag is correct as well hence the -lu

Being a new member I was not allowed to post the link that would give us the complete layout, pretty much. Smilie
http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

Last edited by bubbaluuu; 05-19-2011 at 04:11 AM..
# 7  
Old 07-28-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbaluuu
From a live cd.

The grub2 link on the reload from a cd section suggests confirming the partitions with a sudo fdisk -l

I like to see if the person is dual boting with an MS that the bootflag is correct as well hence the -lu

Being a new member I was not allowed to post the link that would give us the complete layout, pretty much. Smilie
not work for me, final i reinstalled ubuntu.

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