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When booting, grub errors and goes directly into CLI

When I boot up, grub loads, but fires off an error about 6 or 7 times: error: failure reading sector 0xfc from 'hd1'. And repeat with other sectors. The problem is obvious, I don't have an hd1, ...
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rc.local won't execute the script

This is my rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # ...
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Could not write bytes: broken pipe - looking for log of removed packages

I have a dual boot system with 12.04 and windows 7. Ubuntu worked fine yesterday but this morning upon boot I get subject. Searched the forums and unsuccessful with recovery. I tried : sudo gedit ...
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Problem with grub booting to ubuntu command prompt

So I was trying to get my ubuntu server to boot to command line to reduce graphical overhead. I followed the instructions from this thread here. Now when I boot I get to the grub screen, Click enter ...
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How can I ensure a service is disabled on boot? [duplicate]

For some reason I need to disable a system service on boot. In my case this is the Avahi Daemon. I just don't want it to start on boot. In previous Ubuntu releases (e.g. 12.04) I could do sudo ...
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Help, Locked Out of My Computer

Well, I screwed up my installation of Ubuntu again, got the thousandth time, and I was hoping someone could help me out. Basically, I altered the xorg configuration file, which seems to be clashing ...
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A bad boot command made my system inaccessible

Okay, so I made a really stupid mistake. I made a shell script that runs nodemon /path/to/nodejs/file and added it to the boot process via update-rc.d mystartup.sh defaults 99, thinking I could use ...
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SSH update to 14.04: The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I am not able to restart my Ubuntu server after upgrade from 13 to 14.04. What can I do to make things work again? I tried to upgrade my server over ssh to ubuntu 14.04. When the installation ...
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Disabling the grub recovery mode programatically

I need to be able to update the grub config to remove the recovery mode boot option, programmatically. I got the initial info for how to do this (manually) from this question/answer: How to disable ...
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Stop Ubuntu from trying to load a GUI

So I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 12.04, and one operation I did needed a GUI (the application was graphical) so, being a noob, I ran: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop This worked ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to command line after upgrade

Today package manager suggested the usual updates and I installed everything. After it prompted for reboot, Ubuntu restarted in command line mode. Not sure what to do here. By browsing the forum it ...
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Problems Burning Ubuntu onto USB - OS X

I've followed this guide by Ubuntu.com on how to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu. Ive even followed this video on YouTube. I have follwed it to the letter and all I get from the USB afterwards is the ...
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Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up help?

I can log in but want to have a desktop. I installed it in Windows 7 I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it still did not work.
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server version where do I go to from command line interface prompt (DOS-type screen) [closed]

help I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed the server edition on a micro server instead of Windows home server as used on my other one. After 3 attempts it finally installed. However all I get at ...
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GRUB Rescue because formatted Ubuntu Drive

I have PC with Windows XP in C:\ and a week ago i installed Ubuntu 5 to D:\ Drive. Since I had older version i Formatted D:\drive. Since then it is showing GRUB. I login using "'rootnoverify (hd0,0)' ...
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How do I make a sudo command start at start-up with a 1 minute delay?

I would like to make a sudo command (sudo service smbd restart) run after 1 minute of being logged on. How would I go about doing this? P.S. This is a system with no monitor, mouse, keyboard or ...
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173 views

Remove startup password when default login is command line

When I boot up my computer, it goes straight to the command line. I modified /etc/default/grub file from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to quiet splash text. Can someone please explain ...
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find command not available in GRUB 2 terminal

I went through this document of gparted. Under the heading Fixing GRUB boot problem it mentioned using find command. But I don't find the command when I run. While booting my Ubuntu 13.04, in GRUB 2 ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 failed. Boot into command line window and cant boot with live usb.

I started an upgrade to 12.04 but stalled during install. Now, the system boots directly into command window where I must sign in. I tried creating a bootable USB (no CD drive installed) with ...
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Mount from rc.local fails; how to do it properly?

Here is my current /etc/rc.local: #!/bin/sh -e # Test 1 echo line1 > /home/myHome/rclog.txt # the mount mount /mnt/mediaDrive &> /home/myHome/mountlog.txt # Test 2 echo line2 >> ...
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How boot to terminal Ubuntu 12.04 MacbookPro

I tried to boot into terminal with ctrl+alt+t in my ubuntu 12.04 mbp, but it always boot into GUI. How can I fix this ?
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots to terminal every time after update

Ubuntu 12.04 boots to terminal every time. I can log into the terminal and get Unity going via startx to blank wallpaper then Ctrl+Alt+T terminal and unity --restart. This then gets everything ...
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Out of Resolution Logon

Running Ubunto 12 and when the screen reaches the logon window I get a "Screen out of Resolution Range" error on my monitor. I am unable to login this way. When I boot to recovery mode and move into ...
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How to revert back to GUI as the default interface from CLI in Ubuntu desktop?

I was able to set up a text-only UI (CLI) by editing the file /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu 12.04 as per the instructions in: How do I disable X (GUI) at boot so that the system boots in CLI mode? using ...
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Install driver form command line

I recently did some stuff on my computer (installing various things) and now my computer does not have a GUI. I can log into my computer via command line and work only from the command line. I need ...
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12.04 boots to command line

I'm running 12.04 LTS, and as usual when the package manager prompts me to update I do it. I updated last night (Sept. 27) and now the system boots only into command line mode. Before doing so I see ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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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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Always boot to gui

I've got an old that sits and does some of the grunt work in the house. I've recently got it running 12.04 from 10.x, and everything seems to be working brilliantly. Unfortunately though, it only ...
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12.04 boots to command line after running Ubuntu Tweek Janitor

I've looked through various answers to this, but none has solved my problem. Here are the specifics: I ran Ubuntu Tweak Janitor to clean up some old kernels (I still left some) as well as caches and ...
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Open Ubuntu DIrectory In WIndows?

My Ubuntu has a problem with /etc/rc.local , because of it , my Ubuntu won't boot to desktop . So I want to remove some entries in rc.local on Windows , how can I do it ? Thanks . (I think I can't ...
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Launcher and Panel do not start after booting to terminal

I did a fresh install of 13.04 and I wanted to boot straight into the terminal. So in the /etc/default/grub file, I changed the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 boots to command line instead of GUI. How to get back GUI?

I have Xubuntu 13.04 on my desktop as a dual-boot system with XP. Installed it at first time two days ago and suddenly got this problem. Write my question from good old troubleproof Windows XP (long ...
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12.04 Booting into Terminal

To preface this, I would like to say that I am completely new to Ubuntu and have essentially zero programming experience/experience working with command line and terminal. I installed Ubuntu because I ...
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How to execute a terminal command at boot

What i want to do is get this custom screen resolution with xrandr to run at every boot so i don't have to enter it myself or copy and past it this is the code i want to run at every boot cvt 800 600 ...
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Select on which partition reboot

Is there any way to select a partition for the next boot. For example: sudo reboot boot=/dev/sda2 I would like to make a system backup script.
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grub does not update

I edit: /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/default/grub, but the terminal did not allow to update the Grub the code from the terminal: user@user-desktop:~$ sudo update-grub /etc/default/grub: 29: ...
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How to delete nomodeset from my grub file in order to boot normally?

How can I delete the option nomodeset in /etc/default/grub? Or, more precisely, how can I access a command line in order to delete the option? I have set it in my grub file trying to debug this bug. ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 not obtaining IP address until a user logs in

I just did a recent install of Ubuntu Server 12.10 (no GUI, command line only) on a new system. I noticed that upon booting the server does not obtain an IP address from my router. However, once I ...
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How can I prevent X windows from running when I boot Ubuntu 12.10?

Hi I want to boot Ubuntu quantal to a command prompt always and then use startx to launch x-windows if required. I have used the following methods but none work correctly. update-rc.d -f lightdm ...
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/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod error

I just installed Ubuntu on my computer. It installed fine, but on the reboot it says: error: file /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod I don't understand. I have tried many things I have found on these sites ...
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Option for logging in with GUI or CLI

I am using a desktop with dual boot options Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm able to use both the systems very well. Is there any option/method so that instead of logging in to GUI directly, ...
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Ubuntu is booting into terminal instead of GUI Interface [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04 and it started messing up, as in, freezing up on certain programs and then randomly logging out and going to the log-in screen. I've done ...
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1answer
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Boots up into Terminal

I am running a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.04.1, and I when I boot up, I am thrown (Rather violently. :P) a full-sized terminal, instead of my lovely GUI login screen.. So I looked around and tried ...
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How to start GUI from command line?

I've installed the following version of ubuntu om my machine. ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso But when I switch on the computer, I get command line. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS COMP-1245 tty1 Once I ...
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Access Ubuntu through windows

I have a Ubuntu server that I normally control through Putty, but sometimes it dont want to boot up and then I cant use Putty and have to move my monitor and keyboard to where my server is at and boot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots up into terminal (Lightdm & Ati Video card)

I just returned from a two-week vacation and started up my laptop, everything went fine and it installed a lot of updates (including a kernel update. sorry for few details, I didn't really pay ...
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How can I tell if my system was booted as EFI/UEFI or BIOS?

How do I determine whether a particular running Ubuntu system was booted using EFI/UEFI, or BIOS?
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Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. ...