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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 appreciated.

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 rescure> prompt.

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You should be able to boot from CD/USB, grub has nothing to do with that. Investigate why you can't boot from other devices. Also,because you deleted your linux partition (and as a consequence all grub files) you will no longer be able to boot into any of your remaining OSes via grub rescue. You could try with a linux liveUSB, like this. –  don_crissti May 17 '13 at 15:43
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