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Ways To Rescue Grub Or Recover Grub Menu

Ways To Rescue Grub Or Recover Grub Menu

Ways To Rescue Grub Or Recover Grub Menu

You started your laptop this fine morning, and Bam! You will see a black screen with the message “Unknown Filesystem” and grub rescue. You’ve arrived at LinuxAndUbunu to learn how to solve this problem, save your valuable data, and boot into Linux normally once more. Let’s go over some grub rescue commands.

Ways To Rescue Or Recover Grub

You might be wondering what happened to the distro. There could be several explanations for this. You may have installed some software, experimented with GRUB2, or used another distro to try dual booting, among other things. Whatever the reason, the GRUB is usually the source of the problem. The methods listed below can help you get your distribution back from the Grub Rescue screen.

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Method 1 To Rescue Grub

​Now your PC/Laptop will reboot, and you will be on your desktop. Now hit Ctrl+Alt+T and open the terminal and type sudo update-grub and then sudo grub-install /dev/sda. You may be asked for your password; type it, the password will remain invisible, which is normal.

You may be asked for a data connection if GRUB files are lost and the system wants to download them. Your error is fixed, and the distro is back.

Method 2 To Rescue Grub

You should replace /dev/sda with the correct partition or disk. Now update grub by typing sudo update-grub.  It can take some time, so wait. After a successful update, reboot, and voila problem was solved.

Method 3 To Rescue Grub

​If you have dual boot and any of the above steps aren’t working, this might come in handy for you.

bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr

Still, your Linux distro is present there. Only GRUB has overridden. You may again get back it by following method 2 above.

Method 4 To Rescue Grub

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

Remember, repair speed will vary according to your internet connection.

​Pro Tips:-

If you are wondering where to get a Live USB stick, you can visit your friend and download Ubuntu iso and create a bootable USB stick with Rufus and bootable DVD using PowerISO.

You can visit a public place if you need WiFi. There are many places like Airports, Railway Stations, Hospitals offering open wifi. It only helps if you have a Laptop.

If your PC does not support booting from a USB stick and the DVD drive is toasted, you can use Plop boot manager to boot from a USB stick forcefully.


I’m always here to assist you with your computer. If you encounter any difficulties, please join discord server or leave a comment below. Also, if you have a great approach to recover from this circumstance, please leave a comment; I would love to include it in the article. However, despite your best efforts, if you are unable to rescue your laptop or your data is corrupted, we at LinuxAndUbuntu will not be held liable for Angry Mother, Furious Dad, Dead Kitten, or Nuclear War.

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