GRUB error: 'i386pc normal.mod' not found [was: Help]

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at
Tue Jul 2 18:54:26 UTC 2013

Hi David: Looks like the GRUB installation failed.

You can boot from a 13.04 disk or USB stick, start a terminal, and
install GRUB manually. But if you're unfamiliar with the command line
might be easier to re-install 13.04 from scratch, which should recognize
your Windows partition.

Or, if this is on a portable computer, bring it to Ubuntu Hour Kitchener
on Friday, and we do some collaborative troubleshooting.

By the way, it's useful to the folks on the list if you describe the
problem in the subject line of the message. "Help" might mean that
Timmy's stuck in the well again, and nobody wants to deal with that.


On 13-07-02 11:21 AM, David M. Pelly wrote:
> I was upgrading to Ubuntu Roaring Ringtail and it looks like Roaring
> got his tail caught in some cranny in my computer, and now it is
> stuck.
> As it was going through the up grading process it asked me a few
> questions, (which I did not understand what they meant) and after
> about two hours, something happened and all I get is the following on
> a black screen:
> (Something to this effect anyways, may not be exact)
> error file  '/boot/grub  / i386pc normal.mod' not found
> grub rescue _ _ _
> My computer is now stuck or froze on this screen.
> It won't do anything.
> I can't even go to my windows OS.
> What do I do to fix it?
> David

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