OK please forgive me, I’m only moderately competent in Ubuntu: my DIY Framework’s internal HD was partitioned into Ubuntu 21.10 and 22.04 partitions. I decided to erase the 22.04 partition in Disk Utility in 21.10, as all my data was in the 21.10 partition - the plan was to then move the home folder to a separate partition and install 22.04 over the 21.10 partition. After erasing the 22.04 partition, it became a ‘Free Space’ partition and I wasn’t able to delete it using fdisk, and I also wasn’t able to install any other partition managers like GPart or KDE Partition Manager (not sure why). I decided to restart, and this is where the real issue started.
Now when I restart the laptop, it goes straight into Grub right away. Entering ‘boot’ gives me the “error: you need to load the kernel first” message. If I try to enter Boot Device Selection menu using F12 or the Bios using F2, nothing happens. I’ve tried letting the machine shut down for a minute first before rebooting per the Framework knowledge base with no luck. I’m kind of stuck as to what to do next. Any ideas?