Charles, I have not heard of boot-repair, so I don't have an opinion on
it. I didn't see any other options not referring to boot-repair.
As for the timeshift file, I have not heard of that either, but you can
boot a live dvd, mount your hard drive partitions, open a terminal window,
sudo locate timeshift_filename
You don't need to know the exact filename - wildcards work too.
I have no idea how you would restore it, other than installing the app
(timeshift) to the live dvd and running it, selecting the filename you
I feel terrible that you are having such a rough time with Linux. It has
only happened a couple times to me where something went wrong and I lost a
drive, and I definitely know the feeling of frustration at not being able
to get your data back. But in your case, the data is still there (I lost
raid sets and logical volume manager data).
Reading my earlier response to you, I can see how vague it sounds, and my
excuse is that I am lying in bed typing on my phone in the dark before I
get up for work. But, I think you can do the steps I laid out, which I bet
is what boot-repair tries to also do.
In the live dvd running environment, your hard drive partitions won't be
mounted, as a safety feature. You need to manually mount the partition you
want access to.
Google the name of the grub boot file and find it on your root partition.
Edit it using pico, nano, or vim.
Google a working sample of a grub boot file, and use that as your guide.
Find the stanza your want (in your grub boot config file) as your default
boot and set it to the lowest number. Get rid of the stanza that points to
the partition you deleted (commenting it out is safe).
This will hopefully get you running again. I think the only thing standing
in your way is just one number that is set in a text file on your root
On Nov 21, 2017 1:06 AM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks Bruce, but I don't know enough to venture into your suggestions.
I have found numerous fixes for the the grub rescue, they are all different
and some rather involved. I have attached some of these, do you have an
opinion on which of these would be advisable?
And, worst case scenario: I have a time shift back up on the HD which I
assume I could access using a live DVD. Do you know where I can find that
back up file, and could I use it that file to reinstall 16.04 after I
reformat the drive. How would I install that file?
Thanks, another nuked nubie...
On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 1:40 PM, HateNo Hama <hateno.hama@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Charles. Yeah, working with live partitions can be adventurous. I'll
try to give you the solution I would use, but I don't remember the exact
commands or file names and locations, so some of this will be up to you.
Step 1 is to boot the live DVD, but don't install. Just get to a desktop.
Step 2 is to mount your root partition. In the unlikely event you have
made a separate /boot partition, you will need to mount that too. I would
open a terminal window to do this, but whatever tool works for you. The
commands to mount your root partition will likely be something like:
"mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/myroot"
Step 3 is to edit your grub conf or grub boot file. This is either in
or a symlink in
something like that.
Look for grub.conf, grub.boot, boot.grub, you get the idea.
Find the stanza with the partition you want to boot into, and change the
number to either 1 or 0, depending on the grub you use. It is probably 1,
though, for the newer grub versions. You should not need to run
update-grub, as you would need to be chrooted to myroot. You should not
need to edit grub chrooted to myroot.
Step 4 is to reboot and cross your fingers. If it still doesn't boot,
repeat these steps and double check your grub stanzas.
I think this will get you across the finish line. Your stuff is still
there, grub just needs to know where it is.
On Nov 20, 2017 1:21 AM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
HELP, I got a big problem! I had 3 partitions, I deleted the one with
Mint, and now my ubuntu 16.04 wont' boot. get this error: no such
partition. entering rescue mode...grub rescue>
I researched online but, man this is way over my head. This is one thing
I found but I've learned the hard way not to do commands when you don't
understand what you're doing....like the post I followed to delete a
partition—which never mentioned loosing the boot info!!!
Working off boot DVD, I used gpart to delete the Mint partition, then
resized the ubuntu 16.04 to include that partition, but got a message that
to complete the resize might injure the boot info, so I clicked on undue
the resize. But, when I tried to boot got the grub rescue prompt.
anyway, there seems to be a lot of different ways to do this according
to the posts I have researched, all kinds of complicated commands etc that
I have no understanding of. I also will want to either delete or downsize
the partition with ubuntu 14 on it. I think part of the problem might be
that 16.04 was the last partition i added. On the gpart menu it is on the
right of the box/graph that shows the relative size of the partition....
Can anyone walk me through this? I really need my computer back! Sure
would hate to have to reformat the HD and reinstall everything!
On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:36 AM, Charles Breaux <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx>
Thanks, I did figure out...
On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 11:31 AM, Devi Garcia <asphyxiated.god@xxxxxxxxx
Looks like the exfat module or drivers were uninstalled just reinstall
em and should work
On Nov 18, 2017 11:24 AM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx>
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Got this error message when I plugged in my ext back up drive. I've
been using this drive with Ubuntu for several years, never had this
before. Other drives with exfat still mount.
Ubuntu 16. anybody have a way to fix this without reformatting the
disc and loosing all the data on the drive? Thanks, charles
On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Rex Bouwense <majb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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