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How do I re-run boot loader?

Running sudo apt-get -f install said that The link /vmlinuz.old is a damaged link and: you may need to re-run your boot loader[grub] Here's the full output: user@chrubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get -f ...
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Black screen after update was interrupted by laptop switching off [closed]

I completely messed up my things, I was using ubuntu 14.10, yesterday I was updating it and during the installation my laptop got switched of as it ran out of battery and then I do not know what ...
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Remove packages by using preseed file PXE ubuntu 12.04 installation

I am using this syntax in my preseed file to remove libreoffice package from installation: d-i preseed/early_command apt-get remove libreoffice; It returns code error 127 upon booting the client. I ...
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Removed current running linux-image [closed]

I had the problem of a full /boot. So i decided to remove old linux-images. However in the process I accidentally removed the current in-use image. Which would be linux-image-3.2.0-53-generic on ...
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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How to configure GRUB loader during apt-get upgrade on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a box with Ubuntu 12.04, and just did a apt-get upgrade. I'm presented with a dialogue to update my GRUB bootloader, but with the following message: The GRUB boot loader was previously ...
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How to boot from a different partition

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed and tried to upgrade to 12.04. This failed partially because of low diskspace. 12.04 is installed and does boot, but apt-get gives strange errors and complains that ...
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apt-get install automatically cancelled

When I'm doing an update or installation on Ubuntu 13.10, the task is automatically cancelled in the terminal. I got this error since that the \boot partition was missing some space. I fixed this ...
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Deleted old version of kernel to free up space - now getting nonstop errors

My /boot partition was full, so I deleted an old version of the kernel to free up space, so I deleted the following files in /boot: abi-3.8.0-25-generic config-3.8.0-25-generic ...
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Trying to update but not enough space on boot (answer here) [duplicate]

The error message I get suggests "sudo apt-get clean" I try running it but nothing happens. Just get back to the prompt. Is there any other terminal commands I should try to clean temporary files ...
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Boot is full can't get apt-get to upgrade [duplicate]

I've followed most instructions an clearing boot found on the interwebs, I'm a bit n00bish on linux inwards I use it mostly for web dev testing, but am pretty good at following command instructions ;) ...
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Windows 8 boot from grub broken after apt-get upgrade

I have been running Windows 8 on a different partition, alongside Ubuntu 12.04, working fine. After running sudo apt-get upgrade the Windows 8 partition can't boot. I can still see Windows 8 (on ...
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12.04.2 LTS hangs up on boot - but with startx start the graphical surface

3.2.0-48-generic-pae,Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, GNOME 3.4.2 I updated the system today, and cleaned up with apt-get autoclean, apt-get autoremove and now I have a problem. At the start while the system ...
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Cant purge with apt-get, because of dependencies

My /boot/ sadly is full, so I cant use apt-get upgrade anymore, or similar things. If I try to purge one of the kernels, with: apt-get purge linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic I get: Reading package ...
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12.04-server update failure after full /boot, apt not working, unmet dependencies to non exiting linux-image kernel

Unattended upgrade failed after full /boot partition. Creating disk-space by deleting old kernels with the recommended command sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.x.x-x-generic does not work and gives ...
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Unmet dependencies when I tried to free up unused kernels

I am running 12.04. I read this http://askubuntu.com/a/90219/18876 as reference. I checked all the one I have. yeukhon@fubini:~$ aptitude search ~ilinux-image i linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic-pae ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots into black blank screen

I installed Ubuntu server 12.04 about 2 weeks ago. It had been working well and running 24/7 until I accidentally restarted it yesterday. Shouldn't have been a problem, yet now it just sits at a black ...
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GRUB won't boot after Ubuntu upgrade

After I updated my system with apt-get upgrade, I rebooted and landed at the grub> promt. I wasn't able to set any root and booted always to kernel panic. I then started a live CD and used ...
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How to mount / after running “apt-get remove php5-curl”?

While trying to tear down a Drupal dev environment, I ran sudo apt-get remove php5-curl It started removing all kinds of packages, like the browser, among other things. I hit Ctrl+C when I saw what ...
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How can I disable update checking on boot?

I'm running off of a thumb drive with very average read/write speeds and automatic update checks makes the bootup far less pleasant. Since I manually update via apt there's truly no need to notify me ...
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1answer
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Unable to free space in /boot

Running: Linux ips-svf-1 3.0.0-22-server #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 12 17:56:20 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm trying to free space in /boot with apt-get -y purge, but every time I run the ...
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Ubuntu not booting: “Could not write bytes: broken pipes”

The problem When I boot Ubuntu 11.10, the boot process hangs, before even getting to the login screen of the display manager, with the message Could not write bytes: broken pipes at the top of the ...
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Freezes at splashscreen after apt-get upgrade [closed]

Hello dear askubuntu community! A few weeks ago i switched from Vista to Ubuntu and I'm very happy with that. But yesterday i upgraded my packages (for the first time) with "sudo apt-get upgrade" and ...
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Install 'grub-pc', changed repository

I am trying to use a program to fix my booting. It asked me to type a long line of code into the terminal to install grub-PC It says in terminal that it may have been moved to another repository. ...
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What is apt-check and why does it run during boot?

So during one of the sessions at UDS-P, I discovered this cool (and useful) program called bootchart. After installing it and then running it, I analyzed it and compared it some of the results here. ...
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How to recover from uninstall of ubuntu-desktop?

In my infinite wisdom, during a system upgrade, I somehow managed to remove 'ubuntu-desktop' and several other key packages. As a consequence, my desktop is now gone - I only see a standard X terminal ...
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Is there some way of repairing/installing ubuntu-desktop from a .deb file?

Hiya - I think my desktop is trashed. Nautilus is gone, and when I try to boot to Ubuntu I either get a never-ending login loop, or a black screen with only a mouse-pointer. I think I need to ...