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i am going to try the guide inside this question

However, it requires me to boot from recovery mode. But holding the shift key doesn't work for me to go to grub menu.

Anyone know how to troubleshoot this kind of behavior?


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sometimes ESC (escape) key does this - can you give this a try? – fossfreedom Mar 30 '12 at 15:58
have tried ESC...dont' work – Kit Ho Mar 30 '12 at 16:02
@aking: what does it mean add tab to the list – Kit Ho Mar 30 '12 at 16:03
try keys: tab. shift. and escape. – RobotHumans Mar 30 '12 at 16:48
You are holding down the left Shift key, right? – SirCharlo Mar 30 '12 at 16:49

I assume that you can't boot into a "normal" session and need recovery mode for repairs...Would it work for you to boot a live CD and make the repairs that way?

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yes i need recovery mode for repairs? any alterative solution? – Kit Ho Mar 30 '12 at 16:48

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