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What is the diference between a normal boot and resume option after a recovery boot?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.5 server machine that hangs on boot, but if I choose recovery mode and then resume, everything's ok. Any clue?!
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1answer
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what is the use of Recovery Mode in Ubuntu

I am getting some problem in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Edition, It is getting hanged on log In screen. If I remove my network cable and restart the system it is coming but again when I connect the ...
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recovery option not showing up in grub menu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I remember I made the recovery partition but grub not showing recovery option I made recovery partition in /dev/sda2 ntfs and the label is HP_RECOVERY
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1answer
68 views

Upgrade fail 12.04 to 14.04

I made a horrible mistake and upgraded from 12.04 (dual boot Win7) to 14.04 DIRECTLY, and it failed and I am left with a scrambled screen which does not respond to anything. Any way I can recover my ...
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1answer
68 views

Attempting to enter recovery mode and go to root

I have attempted to follow directions as listed in the "How do I reset a lost administrative password" question. The procedure is also listed in "how do I boot into recovery mode". I get through the ...
0
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1answer
32 views

How to recovery files from lost a deleted partition [duplicate]

I've deleted the wrong partition of my disk where is my ubuntu, and I have important files there, is there any way to recovery them?
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0answers
17 views

How can I recover GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) session?

I delete GNOME , GNOME CLASSIC and GNOME CLASSIC (No effects) from cd /usr/share/xsessions with "rm gnome-shell-desktop" and "rm gnome.desktop" . How can I recover them ? /usr/share/xsessions$ ls ...
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1answer
51 views

How to go back to my old setup

I am new to Ubuntu. Just now I recovered my ubuntu 12.04 laptop. All files are there and all application are there at /opt folder. But I dont know how to run those applications. Sound drivers are also ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Data recovery from erased external HDD NTFS partion

I have erased my 1TB NTFS external HDD using Startup disk Creator accidentally. Is there any possibility I can get back my data.
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2answers
220 views

How can I recover my data after formatting ubuntu with ubuntu?

I blew up everything while installing ubuntu 13.04 in a machine with ubuntu 12.04 installed in it. I erased the whole data accidentally. I had a separate space called backup in older OS. Having ...
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0answers
56 views

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
62 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. ...
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0answers
56 views

System Recovery

I am putting together a media and print server using Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have two hard drives in the computer (8 and 120 GB). Presently, the server software is running on the larger drive. How ...
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0answers
37 views

Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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0answers
179 views

How can I access my NTFS files from other drives

I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I previously had windows 7, the mistake I made was I just did not put the data I need on my hard drive anywhere else. I just did not think of it before doing it. ...
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1answer
123 views

File truncated to 0 bytes during power failure [duplicate]

Power went down while editing a file with Geany and the file got truncated to 0 bytes ... Is it possible to recover the file ?
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0answers
63 views

Pc crash during Nautilus file move. Files vanished. Are they recoverable?

I moved a dozen of photos (jpg files) from one hard disk (the memory card of my camera) to an other one (the hard disk of my PC). Just at that time my PC crashed. After reboot I saw the files neither ...
0
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1answer
985 views

Ubuntu 12.04.2 recovery mode entry removal from grub

I spent an hour trying to remove the recovery mode entry off Grub, but I did not succeed! I edited the /etc/default/grub and uncommented: # Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu ...
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3answers
866 views

What to do if you removed /usr/local?

I wanted to move directory to /usr/local but instead mv -r typed rm -r. Is there any way to recover deleted data on Ubuntu 12.04? Any suggestions? Update: I understand that this losing not so ...
4
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4answers
21k views

Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop?

Where is my Ubuntu desktop? Its booting and going always default to terminal screen, if i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 still in terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 still in terminal. No GUI, how do I recover it? EDIT: ...
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1answer
588 views

How I do View C Drive?

I Run 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavillion Notebook with 250GB GB HDD. I recently found an emutlaor and noticed something weird. I had a Z: Drive and C: Drive. The C: Drive is the same as it was in windows. My ...
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1answer
335 views

How to recover files deleted in encrypted home before a failed upgrade?

I'm going to give you real breakdown of events to clarify what has happened. I’ve just rebuilt a rig I haven’t used for almost a year, it's running Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. I couldn’t remember the ...
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1answer
68 views

How to recover files from failed upgrade?

I tried to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and am encountering a problem with graphics drivers. My plan is to re-install 12.04. Before I do that, I would like to copy some files from the machine. I'm ...
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0answers
436 views

Installing Ubuntu over Windows 7, recovery partition

I'm currently attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Acer Aspire 4830T-6678 laptop. The laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium, and it contains a recovery partition that I don't ...
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0answers
656 views

How to make a recovery partition on a ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have been wondering, how to make a recovery partition, such as System76 does with its Ubuntu laptops: There isn’t an included recovery disc you can run off of in case your system gets messed ...
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0answers
48 views

Can't use Ubuntu after NVIDIA driver installation [duplicate]

I've downloaded the NVIDIA 319.17 .run driver on www.nvidia.com and i tried to install it in Ubuntu 12.04. So I logged out, I pressed CTRL+ALT+F2 and I wrote the following commands: sudo service ...
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1answer
145 views

how to recover when /etc has been deleted on ubuntu 12.04?

I have accidentally deleted /etc. Does anybody knows how to recover from such a situation ? At least I can use ssh while the server is in rescue mode (dedicated server from ovh.com). I could ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Problem after Installation… “Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. […]”

I installed and then when I go to restart the computer, click on Ubuntu and then we show this: Minimal BASH like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command ...
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0answers
473 views

Recovery mode - nothing is done

I'm very new in Ubuntu, so any help will be appreciated. I've tried to enter to Recovery mode and to fix my files system. I got the message below: Continuing will remount your / fillesystem in ...
3
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2answers
323 views

Deleted /usr/bin/env by mistake, how can I recover it?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 X64, I deleted my /usr/bin/env file by mistake. How could I restore this? Also I copy a file as /usr/bin/dev, I don't know if I originally had a file called /usr/bin/dev. If ...
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3answers
188 views

How do I recover files from an Ubuntu partition for which I am not the “owner”?

Good day, I've recently experienced an odd problem where for reasons that escape me my graphics configuration has been corrupted. I've tried going through the menu option that I am offered ...
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0answers
33 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 ...
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1answer
248 views

Change keyboard layout inside recovery mode

I had two keyboard layouts: "Swedish" and "Farsi" in my Ubuntu 11.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 I now am stuck at login screen. Reason is that I only see and have Farsi layout which has close to ...
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3answers
8k views

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: ...
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1answer
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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 ...
3
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1answer
118 views

Replace /etc after reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 after a corruption caused by a faulty operation (not much interesting but you can read about it). The old system had three partitions, one for boot, one for / and one for ...
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2answers
5k views

Ubuntu deleted files from guest account desktop

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and was using guest account. I downloaded some files on desktop and shutdown my m/c after use. Now today when I logged in to guest account to copy those files but surprisingly ...
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4answers
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Grub Error after installing Ubuntu 12.10

I received a GRUB error after upgrading my perfectly working Ubuntu 12.04 installation to 12.10. The machine is a fairly new Toshiba C640 Satellite laptop. Ubuntu was the only OS on it. The solution ...
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1answer
416 views

NVIDIA display driver not working in text mode

I have the NVIDIA display driver from CUDA 5.0 Pre-release (on a SONY vaio) installed with 12.04. X works fine, but I if I press Ctrl+Alt+F1 the screen turns black and no login prompt appears. Its ...
4
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1answer
499 views

Recovering data from /

I accidentally installed Ubuntu to one of my data drives from Windows. The drive was a NTFS drive and contained about 80 GB of important data. The size of the drive is 110 GB. Its new file system is ...
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1answer
139 views

Some applications is not working after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 32 bit to Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

I updated my system from Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit to Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit using installation DVD. I used option 'update older installation of Ubuntu 11.10'. Now my softwares and settings pre-installed ...
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1answer
129 views

Deleted almost everything. Recovery methods?

I deleted almost everything on the system except chromium and pdf I guess. No software centre no apt-get. I mean there is nothing. Is there anyway I can restore all the bundled software etc with ...
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2answers
2k views

deleted all the files in usr/bin typing in rm -rf *

I'm new to linux and installed Ubuntu 12.04 today. I accidentally deleted everything in /usr/bin typing in the command rm -rf *. I don't know what is mounting and would like to learn but at this ...
3
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3answers
1k views

How to recover missing folders in a Windows-Ubuntu dual-boot system?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 as dual-boot and on the same 500GB HDD. I have partitioned the drive into NTFS file system from Windows before I installed Edubuntu 12.04 in the remaining free ...
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4answers
1k views

Recovering an Ubuntu installation - Ubuntu eats itself after 'sudo apt-get install -f'

Updater (I assume) put a no entry style alert icon on the panel which informed me that certain package dependencies were not up to snuff. Upgrades were thereafter only partial. The dialogue advised ...
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2answers
2k views

How to get GUI back after freeze interrupted an Nvidia driver update?

I just went through a driver update. The OS froze, so I had to hard reboot the PC. Now I just get the login prompt in terminal. So, I tried to run startx. codeError: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel ...
4
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2answers
535 views

How to recover removed packages with the purge flag?

I accidently removed a package with the purge flag and it removed large parts of the Ubuntu system, including the pulseaudio server, the software center, system settings and many, many other programs ...
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2answers
2k views

What are the best Recovery softwares for ubuntu 12.04?

What are the best Recovery softwares for ubuntu 12.04? Is there some of them that has a GUI? What are the softwares that work with other file systems like fat.ntfs,hfs,...etc i need tools working on ...
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1answer
2k views

How to recover files after deleted my Ubuntu partition?

I normally dual-boot with 12.04 and Win XP pro sp3 on a Thinkpad R60. I needed to reinstall windows because of problems piling up, so I ran the computer's built-in hard-disk recovery software. I ...
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1answer
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12.04 Server only boots in Recovery

Linux/Ubuntu rookie here, so please be patient, and thank you in advance for any help! I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server 32-bit on my old Dell Dimension E310. When I boot it up, it takes me to ...