Unable to boot into F17

asked 2013-05-15 13:53:55 -0500

PolyShell gravatar image

updated 2014-10-06 20:52:39 -0500

mether gravatar image

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS.

Now whenever I boot I'm prompted with error: no such partiton. Entering rescue mode... and then the single prompt grub rescue>.

Now I've been searching the web for a solution to this problem, but I haven't found an answer yet. These are some of the methods that I've tried so far:

  1. Burned a Windows 8 Recovery DVD; wasn't recognized
  2. Tried creating a liveusb with F17 i686 desktop version
  3. Followed several different tutorials, using commands like insmod and makeactive but neither are recognized

Currently, I've found a a page in the Fedora Docs about editing the /etc/grub.d/10_linux file.

Is this what I have to do in order to fix this gigantic headache? If so, how do I go about doing this? I know that people have had this problem before; I've just been unable to find the solution myself.

Any help is greatly appreicated.

Edit1: When I tried to boot with the liveUSB, it wasn't recognized. Even though I set my boot priority to be USB first. I was still taken directly to the grub rescue> prompt.

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you could share what happened when you tried to use the fedora live CD. And what exactly did you try with it. I think you need to verify your partitions are still there and grub config matches what you have actually on disk.

Aleksandar Kostadinov gravatar imageAleksandar Kostadinov ( 2013-05-15 14:00:47 -0500 )edit

@Alexsandar I haven't tried using a fedora live CD. I tried booting from a Windows recovery DVD but it was not recognized at the boot option selection menu. I'll try booting from a live CD now.

PolyShell gravatar imagePolyShell ( 2013-05-15 14:15:39 -0500 )edit

I see it was live USB, so it didn't work?

Aleksandar Kostadinov gravatar imageAleksandar Kostadinov ( 2013-05-15 14:19:59 -0500 )edit

@Aleksander it did not. My BIOS recognized the USB, but when I booted I was taken directly to grub rescue.

PolyShell gravatar imagePolyShell ( 2013-05-15 14:21:20 -0500 )edit