Tuesday, September 22, 2020

I had the following on my old notebook (doll):

error: no such partition.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>


grub rescue> set

grub rescue> ls
(hd0) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1) (hd1,msdos1)
grub rescue> ls (hd0,msdos2)
(hd0,msdos2): Filesystem is unknown
grub rescue> ls (hd1,msdos1)
(hd1,msdos1): Filesystem is ext2

grub rescue> set boot=(hd1,msdos1)
grub rescue> set prefix=(hd1,msdos1)/boot/grub
grub rescue> insmod normal
error: file `/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found.

When I specified some of the other partitions in boot and prefix, it says:

grub rescue> insmod normal
error: no such partition

And in both cases the following says:

grub rescue> normal
Unknown command `normal'.

Funny: I created an Lubuntu install usb, then changed the book order: move “USB device” one item up in order to book from the usb, but then I didn’t need the usb stick because it booted into initram where I simply said “fsck /dev/sda1” (as instructed), then said ENTER to every “fix?” question, and afterwards everything was back…