Ubuntu – Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue


Error: invalid environment block. Press any key to continue...

The error message appears immediately after the boot screen on purple background. Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.

Best Answer

From http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1285098:

Press E at the GRUB menu. Find the line saying save_env recordfail and delete all of it with the Del or Backspace key. Press Ctrl+X to boot, and then open the Terminal by searching it in the dash(launcher menu).

Run the following command, and then when it asks for your password, type it, and press Enter. Your password will not be shown, not even asterisks.

sudo -i

Then, run each command, one-by-one.

cd /boot/grub
rm grubenv
grub-editenv grubenv create
grub-editenv grubenv set default=0
grub-editenv grubenv list

The second-to-last command should show default=0. If it does, run the last command, and let it finish. When it finishes, you should get the prompt /boot/grub# or something like that again(it's what you see after each command). Run exit twice, and then reboot.

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