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Double grub. After reinstallation of grub

I updated my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. grub crashed with error / Reinstalled grub from usb. Now grub shows his menu + menu of previous grub. (may be was installed on a different partition or something ...
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Ubuntu update overwrote MBR, but did it make backup?

I had Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) with Windows 7 working with multiboot setup on computer with McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Only Windows 7 partition was encrypted together with MEE bootloader being on MBR. I ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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HP Ubuntu Recovery

I have an HP laptop which came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I ran into some problems and would like to restore the system to a factory state. I checked the disk partitions and indeed there is a ...
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1answer
182 views

Nvidia driver removal to revert to xorg - I cannnot boot in recovery/failsafe mode

I'd like to remove the nvidia video driver and revert to the xorg, but I haven't been able to boot in recovery mode. Any suggestions ? I can boot from the installation disk, in the live disk mode, and ...
2
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1answer
662 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 ...
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Recover Files From GUIless Ubuntu

I've installed my computer Ubuntu 12.04 and i've customized a bit. I've disable gui via editing /etc/default/grub Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” to ...
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1answer
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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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Unable to use mount -rw

I forgot my password to the root account, I have autologin enabled so I can use it, but unable to make changes in it. After searching and searching I found a "solution" which does not work for me at ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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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, ...
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109 views

grub rescue - how get rid of it?

I seem to have a rare problem. I had Ubuntu 12.10 installed, and uninstalled it (I wanted to boot several distros). Now my VAIO boots just fine to Windows 7. However, when I press F11 to install ...
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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 ...
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777 views

UEFI dual-boot, how to load recovery partition (Windows 8) after installing Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu (~EFI mode) in a ASUS Zenbook UX32VD, which has Windows 8 pre-installed. It had Security Boot disabled. I installed grub in the same partition I put the root directory (sda7 in ...
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2answers
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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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accidentally loaded Ub.Server on top of dual-boot WinXP/UbDesktop, now can't boot

ISSUE: when booting on dual-boot hdd, i can't get past the "grub recovery>" prompt. Commands such as "help" etc are not recognized. "ls" works, as does "set root" and "set prefix". I tried resetting ...
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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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2answers
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How can I boot into Windows from GRUB rescue without a CD drive?

This is my situation: I Installed Ubuntu without a CD (using A USB) Dual boot installation (Windows 7+Ubuntu) I did not like the installation and decided to boot into Windows and delete the Linux ...
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2answers
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Reinstalling GRUB2 on Ubuntu 12.04 | Windows 7 dual boot after Windows reinstallation

So I had the perfect Ubuntu 12 / Windows 7 dual boot set-up -- until I had to re-install Windows 7. After the deed, GRUB2 was of course wiped out, thus my Ubuntu installation is rendered ...
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Ubuntu: GRUB recover problems

I have Ubuntu 12.04 Server, and wanted to install lm-sensors, but its doesn't locate any sensors in my system. I read here that there is a chance that it can be fixed if I modify /etc/default/grub ...
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How to recover a lost partition on Ubuntu?

I had two Linux OS installed on my machine: Backtrack 5 Gnome and Backtrack5 KDE. I updated the Gnome version and when I rebooted my Grub2 boot manager displayed a grub rescue> command line. I ...
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error: no such partition. grub rescue

I had multiboot windows 7 and ubuntu on my Samsung notebook NP305U1A-A07IN. I uninstalled Ubuntu by deleting all unnamed partitions from windows disk partitions as I read on net somewhere. Now I ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
851 views

Problem starting Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Acer Aspire 7730 laptop (Acer Aspire 7730). After a power failure it shows me only the GNU GRUB menu with these options: Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0.24 - generic Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0.24 - ...
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297 views

How to recover 1 specific partition using live cd (usb)?

So I have somehow managed to delete my Ubuntu partition. I think it may have been windows system restore that deleted it. Below is a screenshot of Gparted run via a live usb copy of Ubuntu. That big ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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The system drops to a grub prompt on boot after an update. How do I fix this?

The day before yesterday, I opened Ubuntu. I always go to the update manager first. After I loaded the updates and tried to re-start, I got a command line prompt saying grub_. I have never ...
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How do I get my USB keyboard to not freeze up in the recovery menu? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and whenever I enter the recovery menu, my keyboard freezes and I can't make any selections. I have tried using GRUB_PRELOAD_MODULES="usb usb_keyboard" but this doesn't help ...
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GRLDR missing error at startup [closed]

When I start Ubuntu10.10 which is installed in parallel to windows7 it shows an error Cannot find GRLDR. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. How can I fix it and recover my data as I'd installed various ...
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1answer
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How to boot into Single-User recovery mode?

In desktop Ubuntu there is handy GRUB menu, but there is no such menu in Ubuntu Server. How do I get into recovery (single-user) mode on Ubuntu Server then?
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3answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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How do I boot to a windows recovery partition from GRUB on a Toshiba computer?

This should be simple but I cannot figure out how to do it. I've been dual booting Ubuntu and Vista for a while. About 8 months ago, I realized my windows partition got corrupted and wouldn't boot. ...