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How do I reset or recover my root password?

I have forgotten my root password after changing it. Is there a way to recover or reset it. I really do not want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
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Mac Mini, upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10.. got purple screen [duplicate]

After updating from 12.04 to 12.10 on converted mac mini, I clicked restart as requested. Reboot stayed on purple screen with the dots and never loaded. I was able to get into grub but I do not know ...
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432 views

How to use GRUB2 to boot system rescue CD iso saved on unmounted partation at hard drive?

I want to make a helper partition which may include a lot of rescue ISO files like 'Hiern's Boot', 'System Rescue', any live CD and Others. I started to make a partition by using the following ...
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1answer
75 views

Not getting into Grub anymore after running Boot-Repair

I've had a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) on my notebook for quite a while and today when I started it I got into grub rescue instead of the regular grub menu and I ...
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wubi - grub shows older ubuntu installation boot entry

i am new to linux, I've installed ubuntu 12.04 with wubi and updated its kernel. I've uninstalled ubuntu and installed 12.10 with wubi but at first boot,instead of showing installation the grub boot ...
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284 views

Why is GRUB failing to install?

I'm trying to install ubuntu Server to a RAID5 array. I have three, 3Tb disks, each with a GPT partition table. I have set up my partitions as follows: /dev/sda 1. 512 Mb physical RAID volume 2. 3 ...
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1answer
1k views

How to load Ubuntu Server automatically in Grub

This is my /etc/default/grub: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n ...
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0answers
81 views

12.10 Problems will not boot into the desktop

So I was having problems updating from 12.04 and I'm unsure of what I did to cause the problem but Ubuntu told me there was an update to 12.10 so I tried that. And now I start the computer a purple ...
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174 views

Upgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 broke my system, completely.

First, I hope that this is not a duplicate, because I found my question quite strange and unique, and I don't have any idea with it. These days I heard of the new Ubuntu release, version 13.10 and I ...
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1answer
67 views

installation of older kernel - as further option - no problem?

Have not thought deeper in earlier sitin in terminal one year ago - and there I have removed Kernel 3.2.x Now some newer Kernels have been installed like 3.5.x , 3.8.x , and 3.10.0-RC4 I want to ...
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1answer
475 views

cannot boot from usb and grub! ubuntu 12.10

I have an HP ProBook 5330m with SSD, without CD, and Windows 7. I also installed ubuntu 12.10 and have been dual booting for many months now. Something went wrong and now I can't boot my laptop at ...
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1answer
439 views

No native mode forcing panel scaling

I have Dual OS in my computer, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Until recently, both OS were working fine, but recently, when I get the GRUB menu and choose Ubuntu, I get the following error message ...
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2answers
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Unable to install bootloader

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP ENVY Ultrabook 6-1113tx with Windows 8 pre-installed, off of a LiveUSB. We tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 onto his 32GB SSD by overwriting Windows 8 with ...
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1answer
1k views

Unable to boot Windows after installing Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my PC and the installation completed well. But now the problem is I am unable to boot Windows 8, in GRUB menu it shows both options, If I choose Ubuntu, it boots ...
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1answer
166 views

Windows 7 doesn't show up in the boot options

I have an ASUS-K55V. I had a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. Recently I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04 using the do-release-upgrade command. The update went fine, but after the ...
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1answer
547 views

Grub Error, No such device

I installed a new motherboard and processor combo tonight and can not fix grub. I tried auto grub reinstall in the ubuntu installer rescue system. Nothing. I tried several of the guides around the ...
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1answer
769 views

Moving a Wubi install to a different Windows 'drive'

I was wanting to move my wubi install from drive E: to C: as to have a working backup location that is not on the drive which I will be migrating to a regular install. (I want to make the E: drive a ...
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0answers
71 views

12.10 not booting from grub line but will boot to generic version

I am new to Ubuntu and installed it as a method to access the internet while I attempted to repair my internet connection for Windows XP SP3. Dual boot for both Ubuntu and XP worked great. Failing to ...
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1answer
344 views

Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10

I can't boot into Windows 7 from GRUB, or can't boot into Linux from Windows 7 I have 2 HDD, on 1 I have Windows 7 and on other I have Linux. Both HDD are working properly. Help me to correct dual ...
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2answers
610 views

Blackscreen after boot ubuntu 12.10

I have a dual boot (w7, ubuntu 12.10 ) laptop. Everything was OK since some weeks. Now I am unable to boot my ubuntu 99 times of a hundred. The process start with the bios settings and all, then grub ...
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1answer
648 views

how to break the GRUB password?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. We all know that from the Restore option in the GRUB menu we can reset our lost password. We can also put password for GRUB to prevent other users ,to reset the password. My ...
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2answers
374 views

Upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 affecting other systems

I'm quite new to using Ubuntu. I have a dual-booted computer, running Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.10. I'm planning to get an upgrade to 13.04. In terminal, I know the command is "do-release-upgrade". ...
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1answer
216 views

Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 64-Bit - separate internal HDDS - Grub rescue error when second HDD removes

I have successfully installed ubuntu 12.10 on a second internal HDD on my Dell box (Win 7 being on the other HDD). Initially had to run boot repair to get the grub menu to display on boot up - after ...
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1answer
1k views

Grub Splash options

A clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 on a laptop (from server CD, and then xubuntu-desktop package) works well. However, during boot there are sometimes text messages: How do I change this so that no ...
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1answer
78 views

cannnot boot to text mode with r/w fileystem

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 server to a laptop, and the grub file is along the lines of: setparams 'Ubuntu' recordfail gfxmod $linux -gfxmod set root ='hd0,msdos/' ...
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Cannot log into Ubuntu after installation [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron 15R Special edition (7520) lap with windows 7 installed. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in a separate partition. After installation it restarts but no grub shown. It directly log into ...
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132 views

Replace ubuntu boot menu (iMac)

I have a 21.5" iMac (Intel based), and I recently installed Ubuntu on a 90GB partition. After I installed Ubuntu, I noticed that whenever i boot my machine I get GRUB where I can select my OS (Mac or ...
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1answer
471 views

Booting Ubuntu 12.10 from usb to fix boot manager and get the running in low graphics mode [closed]

Ok, so I already installed ubuntu 12.10 a little while ago and while trying to fix windows (main OS) microsoft had me do the start up repair which erased or made the boot manager disappear (not sure a ...
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1answer
47 views

Grub2 is always asking which version to boot

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 after grub crashed and I landed in the rescue prompt. After a new clean install of 12.10 and running boot-repair from a liveCD (grub was still somehow damaged ...
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2answers
993 views

Black Screen instead of passphrase screen (sda5_crypt)

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu removing Windows and every data from the drive. I chose the option to encrypt my disk pre-boot. When I boot Ubuntu out of GRUB, I get a black screen for a second or ...
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1answer
604 views

Boot sequence not finding GRUB on 12.10 server install

I downloaded the 12.10 server ISO and used Linux Live USB to create a bootable stick. I used this stick to go through the install process. The target is a Lenova Q190. The install process seemed to ...
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1answer
600 views

Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't boot after GRUB menu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a Lenovo SL-510 laptop. Previously I had a boot issue which resulted in a blank purple screen, that was solved using boot-repair to reinstall GRUB. Right now it once ...
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grub customizer broken after changing grub backround image option

As you can see from the paste I have a dual boot laptop with win7 and Ubuntu 12.10. The grub broken after messing around with background picture with grub customizer.I didn't proceed to any change ...
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2answers
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Grub doesn't recognize Windows after Ubuntu 12.10 installation

I've got a problem: After installing Ubuntu 12.10 grub doesn't recognize Windows 7 and I only can boot Ubuntu. I wrote the windows entry into the grub config, but it didn't start also. I don't know ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't load after grub

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad SL-510. The computer has been working for several weeks now with no problems. Today when I turned the computer on I got a blank purple screen. ...
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Windows missing from GRUB menu [duplicate]

When I turn on the computer, I can see the GRUB and boot into Ubuntu. But I can't boot into Windows because I don't see it in the GRUB. I have tried both boot-repair and sudo update-grub to no avail. ...
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701 views

Kernel Panic error: Attempted to kill 'init'

After making a update on my Toshiba Satellite L300D laptop I started getting this error message: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode =0x00000007 I am currently running ...
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1answer
674 views

Wubi install no longer boots

I dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 with Wubi. I use two partition on the same HDD. My ubuntu partition was starting to run low on memory, so i added 10 GB to it. Now it won't boot into Ubuntu, it ...
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2answers
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No Grub and Can't Boot into Windows 8 After installing Ubuntu 12.10

First, I installed Windows 8 in my desktop PC. (Not pre-installed... I did it by myself). Then I booted the Ubuntu dvd in UEFI mode (Did the same with Windows 8) and installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. ...
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369 views

ATI HD 6320 ASUS Brightness doesn't change

When i press Function + [F5 or F6] to increase or decrease the brightness, the adjustment display on top right pops out and the slider moves but the screen brightness remains the same. i've done ...
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1answer
231 views

Intall BURG in fakeRAID UEFI system

I am currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 in UEFI mode, on a system with a fake(motherboard) RAID 0 configuration. I first installed Windows 8, then Ubuntu 12.10 and used BootRepair to ...
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Logging in loop

I have an error that seems to have been reported before but not solved by previous answers. When I try to log in as my primary account, I get a blackscreen and go back to the login menu. I am very ...
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1answer
466 views

After installing with Wubi, can't boot into Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu (12.10) through Wubi and when I go to the dual boot screen, I choose Ubuntu. But all it does is showing me a Grub menu which says: this is a minimalistic command (something ...
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1answer
280 views

GRUB missing after removing drive with Ubuntu

My work laptop is an HP EliteBook with one hard drive in it. On that hard drive is a encryption program that boots up called "safeboot", you enter your username and password and then Windows boots ...
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0answers
972 views

Can't access grub menu by holding shift

I need to be able to set the nomodeset flag for the system to boot correctly, however pressing and holding shift after the boot screen does not give me access to the Grub menu. I need to point out ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 no longer boots after Grub wiped out the Windows Bootsector

I was using Win8 and installed Ubuntu 12.10... There is an entry in GRUB for W8, but when selecting it - GRUB comes back again, so Windows never boot up. I can only launch my Ubuntu. /dev/sda1 * ...
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0answers
122 views

Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...
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0answers
526 views

Cannot get windows 8 to boot after ubuntu 12.10 install (different hdds)

I just took the plunge into Linux, with Ubuntu 12.10. Not knowing if I would like Ubuntu enough for it to become my main OS, I installed it alongside of my existing OS, windows 8. When installing ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu 12.10 not using current Kernel

When performing the sequence of commands: sudo update-grub Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default Testing for an ...
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1answer
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Dual Boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 grub error

I recently purchased a new HP Laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed in it. Then I installed ubuntu 12.10 from a bootable usb-stick. Now when I restarted my Laptop, instead of showing grub menu in which ...