Stupid me, I've deleted my /boot folder with a little sudo rm * command. (I was doing two things at the same time, wrong terminal and... it's gone).

Without rebooting, I used boot-repair. When I rebooted the grub was here but I could boot into Elementary OS. I just have a black screen for 2 mins and then this message : - Failed to boot both default and fallback entries or - out of memory -> Minimal bash like Finally it goes back to grub with it's 4 entries :

  • EFI/BOOT/bkpbootx64.efi
  • EFI/BOOT/fbx64.efi
  • EFI/Ubuntu/mmx64.efi
  • System setup

I've tried to reinstall grub with the eOS LiveCD, the boot-repair iso, and various thread like this one , but I still have a black screen.

Here is my boot-repair report (no internet on this computer) : Boot repair

Thank a lot !

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See this link. It contains the solution. https://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot/


I've manager to get it work again. I'm pretty new to linux so don't hesitate to correct my answer in the comments with the rights terms. Here is the procedure : Boot with a

Retrieve the mount point of the EFI partition and the System Partition:

sudo fdisk -l

In my case it was : [1]=system partition = /dev/sda2 [2]=efi partition = /dev/sda1 [3]=disk = /dev/sda

Mount the partitions so when we can edit them with chroot :

sudo mount [1] /mnt
sudo mount [2] /mnt/boot/efi
for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
sudo chroot /mnt

Find the kernel version installed on the system in /lib/modules or :

dpkg -l | grep linux-image-.*-generic

Reinstall the kernel :

sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-W.X.Y-ZZ-generic

Install grub :

grub-install [3]

And it should be ok. The only problem I have now is my splashscreen doesn't show up anymore.

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