Error: No such device

Asked by eddie larsen on 2010-08-13

I recently installed the new UBUNTU 10.04. it worked fine. I installed it with the windows installer on my e drive which is 17gb. I the secound time i rebooted the system. im running windows 7 64 bit. This error came: "error: no such device:" followed by a long string of numbers and letters. and under it, it says "grub rescue>". I have no clue on what to do. i cannot boot windows nor ubuntu. Please help me figure out what to do. I also made a cd with the ubuntu iso on it, but it won't start from cd just goes to the error.

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eddie larsen (wingman92) said :

When i installed it i used the windows installer and i Installed it on another partition then what my windows 7 is on. Does that matter or?

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Andrea Corbellini (andrea.corbellini) said :


You should be able to use the Live CD following this steps:

1. Start your computer.
2. Insert the CD.
3. Reboot the computer using Ctrl+Alt+Del (or shutting it down and then re-starting it).

Following these steps, are you able to access the Live CD?
Could you write here at least the first letters/digits of the error message?

Thanks for your patience,

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

Sometimes Grub2 failed to detect Seven at Ubuntu installation.
If it fail again to detect Seven, we will have to edit a grub file.
To prepare this possibility, when you are on Ubuntu LiveCD, could you type in a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) :
    sudo parted -l
where -l is lowercase "L", and post result.

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

Is your problem solved ? If not I can try to help, else, please, could you mark question "Solved".

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