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How to Enter into Recovery mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot into a root shell? How would I boot into the Ubuntu and Windows recovery modes if I removed the options to do so from the Grub menu? My root password has ...
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Change file system state in recovery mode [duplicate]

Sorry for the format, but im trying to do this on my smartphone since my ubuntu is down lol. I am trying to run the command sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current in the root shell prompt but I am getting ...
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Blank screen after rebooting the computer. How to boot to command prompt to fix the problem? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. Please help me to fix the following problem. Problem: After installing the Ubuntu 13.10 Server and Ubuntu Desktop I experienced temporary and permanent hang several times so I ...
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How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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How to stop using built-in home directory encryption?

I have a new Ubuntu 10.04 installation with encrypted home directory (using the built-in encryption offered by Ubuntu installer). What's the easiest way to stop using encryption? (I.e., to decrypt ...
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How to NOT become a root user? Are administrators root?

I installed Ubuntu on my PC. To log in, I use the username and password I created during installation. Does this mean I am a root user? If yes, then how do I become non-root? It looks like non-root ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after ...
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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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How to boot to root shell when GRUB recovery menu fails to load a shell?

Can't seem to boot into root shell in recovery mode from GRUB. I try booting into recovery mode from the GRUB menu and don't ever get a shell, just log messages from the kernel bootup. Ctrl+Alt+F1-F12 ...
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How to repair “sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0640, should be 0440?”

Why might sudo chmod -R a+w * cause sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0640, should be 0440 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting and how might it be made to work?
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sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0

Whenever I try to do anything at all that requires my password it returns this: u7ur7l3@ubuntu:~$ sudo sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0 sudo: fatal error, unable to load plugins ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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How to change my password? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 through wubi file, where we set username & passwd preinstalling of Ubuntu,but now I couldn't login with my username even though I typed the correct password, as it is ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.10 after installing latest amd catalyst drivers

I started using linux about a week ago and chose ubuntu 12.10 to start out with. I ran it dual boot with windows 7. Played with it for about a week and everything was going great then I loaded up ...

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