2
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1answer
33 views

Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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apwr3_1 and pax Error while Login to ubuntu

Could anyone please give me some suggestions on how to resolve this error ? Or is there any way to reinstall Ubuntu while still keep my data ? Error: apwr3_1 failed to load, you may need to build ...
0
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0answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts not loading

I was starting my laptop and at the stage where it loads the kernel, the screen went purple and nothing happened, so I tried with the Ubuntu recovery (by the way, there were two recovery modes, one ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Recovering an unbootable Ubuntu

Today i was trying to install 32 bit wine to my 64 bit pc and even though i knew that it may hurt my Ubuntu setup, i ran a sudo command which deleted build-essantials, some compilers and drivers. ...
0
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1answer
96 views

Fix corupt external usb disk

Used win32diskimager (img to usb utility) to copy a Ubuntu to a external 500GB HDD and now it's corrupt (at least for windows), Ubuntu booted ok from it like nothing ever happened. The problem is I ...
0
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0answers
172 views

Widows 8 BCD missing/errors dual boot

I just installed an ubuntu partition on my lenovo g500s without any errors, but when I went to make sure that my windows 8 partition was functioning, I got this error code upon booting: "0xc000000e". ...
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55 views

Create bootable CD from installed system

I have Ubuntu Server 13 installed, with a somewhat complex arrangement of software RAID, LVM2 and partitions. It's the kind of installation that the standard Ubuntu boot CD can't cope with. One day ...
0
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2answers
75 views

Windows won't boot after unsuccessful Ubuntu install

Windows 7 HP Laptop 3 gig ram 2.1 or 2.6ghz Not sure about the rest Well, I tried to install Ubuntu and be able to dual boot alongside windows. Simple procedure and I followed it to the T. Needless ...
0
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1answer
255 views

HELP! Problem Can't do anyting on ubuntu 13.10

I upgraded from ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 but when i open my laptop it freezes before i can login ant the gnome 3 splash screen. alt ctrl + f(any) not working. the only thing i can do is manualy power ...
2
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1answer
617 views

In recovery mode, cannot type in the terminal

So I have been having problems with my graphics card (Nvidia Geforece GT 620) and Ubuntu not reading it. I then booted into recovery mode to try and get any updates. Upon clicking recovery mode, all ...
0
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0answers
87 views

What can I do when recovery mode freezes?

I've been having trouble getting 13.04 booted recently. First I had trouble getting grub working but I resolved that issue. I finally got it booted and installed the ATI drivers. Now it goes to ...
0
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1answer
407 views

Installed ubuntu 13.04. Later format windows 7 from recovery partition

tried formatting windows 7 from recovery partition - it needs to reboot several times in this process. but after the first im now im stuck on "error: no such partition. grub rescue" worst yet: im ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How to boot to the recovery mode if it is not listed in Grub?

I want to boot Ubuntu into recovery mode but there is no grub menu entry allowing me to do so. I pressed e and now I am able to edit boot options. It looks like that: setparams 'Ubuntu , with Linux ...
0
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0answers
176 views

How do I get my installation to boot again after interrupting the removal of packages?

So I might have really screwed up here, and definitely learned a lesson when using sudo. I had the browser Tor installed, and after an update, it broke. I went to reinstall it, so I ran sudo ...
0
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0answers
97 views

ubuntu suddenly not booting up

After uninstalling cairo-doc Ubuntu freezes and after that Ubuntu is not booting up. The screen is showing a message etc/rc.local: 1: /etc/rc.local: can not create ...
3
votes
1answer
345 views

Kernel panic - json_object_array_length

So, I get kernel panic on boot now. It says /sbin/init: symbol lookup error: /sbin/init: undefined symbol: json_object_array_length Attempted to kill init blah blah I blame the json-c ...
0
votes
0answers
228 views

In the recovery menu, how do i Enable Networking and then go into the root shell prompt?

Whenever i click on "Enable Networking" it just seems to open me up to a permanent command prompt, not letting me go through any of the Recovery Menu options. I'm pretty sure it's a simple solution, ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

How do I install Windows on a computer with Grub?

I previously installed Ubuntu and I wanted to install windows vista via the repair disc included with the laptop. Booted up the computer with the disc in, nothing. I already set the boot order, so ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04: Problem editing file in recovery mode using the shell

I'm pretty new to ubuntu/linux and I guess I messed up my /etc/fstab file. Ubuntu (12.04) won't boot anymore. I've found some tips on the internet on how to fix this, but I didn't manage to get them ...
0
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0answers
32 views

boots only in recovery mode after update ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Uhm, I need help, after performing software updates, and restarting my laptop as requested, I can no longer boot normally, I am currently posting this question using recovery mode. When I try to ...
2
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3answers
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Is recovery mode supposed to hang after fsck?

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS I wanted to test running fsck on root file system (ext4) on my home PC before I try to fix a real problem on my work server. I booted into Linux recovery mode, and selected: ...
1
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1answer
388 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
2k views

What is the difference between single user mode, recovery mode from GRUB, and booting with Ubuntu install disk?

What is the difference between the following: Entering single user mode, e.g. telinit 1 Entering recovery mode, at the GRUB screen selecting Ubuntu ... (recovery mode) Using the Ubuntu installation ...
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2answers
857 views

Recover data from unreadable NTFS partition

I have an Asus laptop with Windows and Ubuntu alongside. When I try to boot Windows, it gets to the Windows logo and restarts automatically. Looks like recovery starts but all the recovery options ...
1
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0answers
145 views

Installed Ubuntu using LVM, now cannot boot windows

Just installed Ubuntu using the LVM method. I shrunk my main drive into a separate partition of ~30GB thinking I could install it there. However when I was installing, I couldn't find that partition ...
1
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1answer
2k views

I have broken the fstab file and now I can't start Ubuntu, how can I fix it?

I changed fstab and now Ubuntu (Precise Pangolin) does not start up. The screen goes blank and nothing happens. I have a copy of fstab, but I don't know how to replace the current version with the ...
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2answers
245 views

Installed ubuntu over windows vista..cant reinstall windows [closed]

I recently used the "compress hard drive" option within windows. i got the horid "boot mngr is compressed" after the restart. i tried booting my system back to windows vista but it doesnt read the cd ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

How do I retrieve my files from an Ubuntu install that can't boot?

One day I was turning on the computer, and it simply wouldn't turn on. Ubuntu would start to turn on, but froze up/quit just as it was "loading the dots" on the Ubuntu boot up screen (Plymouth). It ...
2
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0answers
338 views

How to recover the Windows 7 partition in Ubuntu 12.04

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 in my machine, and after trying to mount and unmount a SD card, my Windows 7 "has hidden him self", When i power on the computer,i can enter the Grub and choose ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I have Samsung sf511 with Windows 7 Home preinstalled. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night. First I downloaded ubuntu 12.10 DVD iso and burned a DVD. I rebooted and changed the boot option to DVD and ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

Noob Dad here... I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. Need to reset ADMIN ...
1
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2answers
333 views

How to recover disk and files after 10.04 boot failure?

I have a 1TB HDD with four Windows XP partitions and a 120GB HDD with 10.04. While working in Ubuntu, due to delay and failure to shutdown, I switched off the system. Next it failed to boot in Ubuntu ...
0
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2answers
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Ubuntu Crashed, Now, how to load kernel in GNU GRUB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In GNU GRUB, I receive error: no loaded kernel. How do I load a kernel? I'm trying to load the kernel in 12.04's version of GUN GRUB. When I type boot I get the "no ...
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1answer
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How to make grub detect an old OS after formatting `/boot` partition

I had set my PC like this: /boot - 250 MB ext3 / 100 GB ext4, Kubuntu Now I needed to install Ubuntu so I made a new 8 GB partition as / and formatted the previous /boot partition and set that ...
0
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3answers
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Windows 7 is not accessible or can't be repaired after installing ubuntu 11.10 using live USB

I've messed things up a bit. I was running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit in my HP laptop. I was using live USB of Ubuntu 11.10 and then i tried to install Ubuntu on hard disk using the same live USB. ...
9
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2answers
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I can't boot into a usable system after updates. What should I do?

Due to updates, my machine can no longer boot properly. I am no Ubuntu guru. I do not have a week to spare diagnosing the issue. I just want to retrieve important data from this machine's hard drive ...
1
vote
2answers
536 views

How can I recover my Ubuntu partition?

First I got a error message saying that no init found blah blah on booting up. I thought of clearing it via Disk Utility, doing so results me in File mounted or opened by another program. I tried ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Unable to boot into 11.10 in normal (get a black screen) OR recovery (get just a flashing cursor, no cli)

Okay, so I had a dual boot of Tango Studio (based on Ubuntu 10.04) and Windows XP. Yesterday I downloaded the .iso for Ubuntu 11.10 and attempted to install from a USB (my BIOS won't normally boot ...
0
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1answer
400 views

My Ubuntu Server filesystem just crashed. Need some help! How to recover files or filesystem?

None of my sites worked, saying that the /tmp/ folder was not writeable. I ssh-ed into the server, and indeed, everyting was read only. I restarted with the fsck flag, and now I get a grub error. ...
3
votes
1answer
958 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Recover Ubuntu grub without LiveCD - Can't boot with Ubuntu LiveCD after install Windows

I installed Windows after installing Ubuntu. But Ubuntu is still intact in its partition. I'm trying to run the Ubuntu LiveCD to recover grub, but the LiveCD no longer works. It stops the boot ...