How to Resolve GRUB Error -Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported?

by RussellJ   Last Updated May 22, 2020 23:02 PM

Unable to update from 14.04.06LTS using “Software Updater”, I downloaded 20.04LTS to a USB drive, which I then used to boot a Dell Inspiron 15-3552 bought pre-loaded with Linux / Ubuntu. Installation was a success but starting the laptop afterwards I am presented with EITHER the message “No hard drive installed” OR the error message below. Holding F12 on start-up allows me to select "hard drive" and the laptop fires up with a fully operational installation of 20.04LTS. I'm not technical, just an end user. Thanks for advice on how to resolve.

GNU Grub version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.17

Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command line completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.

grub>

Possible commands are:

. [ acpi authenticate background_color background_image badram boot break cat chainloader clear configfile continue cutmem dump echo exit export extract_entries_configfile extract_entries_source fwsetup gettext halt help initrd initrdefi insmod keystatus linux linuxefi list_env load_env loadfont ls lsefi lsefimmap lsefisystab lsfonts lsmod lssal menuentry net_add_addr net_add_dns net_add_route net_bootp net_del_addr net_del_dns net_del_route net_get_dhcp_option net_ipv6_autoconf net_ls_addr net_ls_cards net_ls_dns net_ls_routes net_lslookup normal normal_exit password_pbkdf2 reboot return rmmod save_env search search.file search.fs_label search.fs_uuid set setparams shift sleep source submenu terminal_input terminal_output test unset



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