Questions about using and getting tasks done with the command line recovery mode.

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Stuck in a mess

I'm stuck in mess. I recently blanked my administrative password. When I try to do anything that requires a password, I don't have one. Also installing software from the networking bash console(to ...
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Ubuntu does not reboot

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS suddenly to give me a GNU GRUB menu to select Ubuntu, Ubuntu Advance Option, I tried to use DVD to reboot, but it does not reboot from my DVD. I enter 'c', it give me command line. ...
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How do I access the recovery menu

I want to change my root password but I am not able to access the recovery menu. I followed the steps given here. I choose the advanced option from the grub menu and then the recovery mode, but after ...
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Can not boot after 14.04 to 14.04.1 update, but recovery boot works

Recovery is the only way I can boot as ubuntu is my only os, I can reinstall, but would rather not. I do not see the point in reinstalling the same os, to get the same issues. whenever I boot up or ...
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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 ...
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No root account, can't boot into recovery [closed]

I recently dug an old Dell Inspiron 530S thin client out of a storage room, in hopes of getting it up and running to use at my desk. However I found that XP had screwed up and there were several ...
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How to prevent the recovery mode menu to come up!

I arranged my system to power on due to any sudden power off and auto-start a program. The problem is that due to bad shut down sometimes a list comes up to use "Normal Mode" or "Recovery Mode" or ...
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Pressing shift does not get me into any grub menu

I need to get into recovery mode but pressing and holding shift does not work during boot, I also tried tapping shift and f8 but nothing happens, any suggestions? My system runs ubuntu 14.04 and here ...
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How to recover data from overwritten NTFS partition? [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and installed it via a bootable USB drive. I wanted dual-boot for Windows and Linux. I already had installed Windows 8 in C: partition. Now I installed Ubuntu in D: ...
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How to Enter Recovery Mode from Grub

I have a dual boot installation with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am currently trying to solve this problem, where any mouse and keyboard input is ignored on the login screen. The apparently ...
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How do I get my applications back after using the * command deletes them all?

I used this command "sudo apt-get purge bluez* bluetooth" to get rid of bluetooth but I realized that the * command is dangerous and will get rid of all the other applications and programs and now I ...
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Can't get into recovery mode using Shift Key… alternatives?

Ubuntu 13.04 via Parallels 9. Fresh install yesterday. This morning Ubuntu tried auto-update and now GNOME won't work... black screen... but if you blindly click around and find the terminal, it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 I removed an add-in video board and now I can't see anything with on-board video card

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I originally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with an HDMI add-in video card. I pulled that card and connected directly to the on-board VGA. When I boot, I see a gray ...
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Lost password, recovery mode doesn't help [duplicate]

A friend of mine has a old Ubuntu laptop that he wants to put back into use, but since it has been some time since he used it he has forgotten his password. I've looked up how to change but none of ...
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I crashed my Ubuntu pc [closed]

When i poweron my Ubuntu pc, it doesn't load.Then i goes into Ubuntu recovery mode and tried the below command, $ sudo service lightdm restart --bash: /usr/lib/command-not-found: /usr/bin/python3: ...
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How to recover from an package uninstallation that removed everything?

I am using 13.10 in VMWare as a guest. While trying to remove an older version of libjpeg using apt-get, somehow, the whole desktop and related applications were removed. I have rebooted into ...
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Keyboard and mouse only work in recovery mode

As my title says if I just try to boot up like normal then my keyboard and mouse do not work and so I can not login. If instead I choose recovery mode and then immediately tell it to resume boot like ...
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accessing main settings via/in lowgraphicsmode

In advance I must say im from Europe so if and when my English is unclear to you please ask me to rephrase and do accept my apologies in advance. With regards to my question/problem. I have a IBM ...
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Ubuntu with kernel 3.5.0-030500 not working in normal boot

I have installed kernel 3.5.0-030500 and when I try to boot in normal mode, after a Loading initRamDisk message, it shows bad display and it hangs the system and I need to reboot it every time. But ...
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Black screen before login

I'm having some trouble with my xubuntu. It was running just fine yesterday but it's not working today. I remember that I've flipped the power switch during the last shutdown (because it was taking ...
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System won't boot into recovery mode [duplicate]

I'm new to the whole Linux thing. I bought the computer (HP envy M6) from a pawn shop under the impression it had Windows 8 installed, with a duel boot version of Linux. Not the case at all. It is ...
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13.10 won't start after upgrading

(Warning: typed on an iPod touch) I downloaded 13.10 (from 13.04) today as recommended by the software updater. I left it to download for a couple hours (it said at the beginning it should 41 minutes ...
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I get an error in the Ubuntu terminal

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC and i decided it's time to make a custom rom for my phone (MIUI V5 in this case) I used the instructions from the patchrom developer guide from the MIUI ...
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Failed to resume normal boot from recovery mode Xubuntu 13.10

I just upgraded my Xubuntu to the latest version 13.10. I noticed that recovery mode failed to resume into normal boot and went into terminal tty instead. Is there way to track this problem?
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Need to deactivate NVIDIA driver from recovery mode or using Ubuntu 12.04 install disk

I tried switching graphics drivers from 317 to 304(post-release) because it kept crashing when I wanted to move my monitor's display to the other side of the laptop display (using NVIDIA Settings) ...
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I removed gnome-screensaver

I removed gnome-screensaver to install xscreensaver, but for some reason, it failed to run gnome-shell. I ran It manually but it failed. I also do sudo dpkg but no work. Before that, I installed ...
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Black screen on 12.04 startup

Whenever I boot up Ubuntu, it shows the purple screen, then cuts to black. Before this happened, I was editing the Xsession file, by adding a few more lines that started up dwm and added something to ...
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Black screen during boot after TTY1 login

I've got a weeks-young install of 13.04 (3.8.0.29) and the computer has been powered on for a week. I turned it off for the night and now it freezes during boot. I have already checked this ...
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HDD image recover [closed]

Have you ever used the command "create disc image" that is found natively in ubuntu in the "DISK" application, and then clicking on the icon with the gear in the top right? I need to create an image ...
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Unity is very low speeds In Ubuntu 13.04

My system specs are as follows: Ram: 3GB CPU: AMD Sempron (tm) Processor 140 Processor 2.69 Ghz Graphic: Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 1Gb I've installed Ubuntu 13.04, and Unity is working very slow. ...
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booting into recovery mode = fail

The story so far... Several weeks ago 12.04 crashed while i was on the interweb. Now when i boot, it asks me for a password to log in. I can log in as a guest, but of course all my files and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 changing permissions External Hard Drive from Terminal [duplicate]

I am attempting to rescue files from a broken system via the root terminal of the recovery console. I have a seagate 2TB external hard drive. Output of sudo fdisk -l: /dev/sdb1 is the device boot ...
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how to return to the recovery mode menu from shell [duplicate]

After dropping to root shell from recovery mode how to return to the recovery mode menu? I have only wifi connection and I do not know what Repair broken packeges menu entry does so I want to drop to ...
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Blinking Cursor After “Enable Networking” in Recovery Mode and unable to do anything else.

After hitting "Yes" on "Do you wish to continue?" I get fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 /dev/sda1: clean, 166400/2444624 files, 906859/9765755 blocks With a blinking cursor on the line below it. From ...
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How can I install unity from recovery mode?

My computer crashed and my desktop does not load up and I have no terminal using ctrlaltt etc, so I uninstalled compiz from root shell prompt. This has removed unity so now I need to re-install it in ...
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Problems booting in recovery mode with Ubuntu 12.10

This is what I get when I boot into recoverymode: udevd[369]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe/ -bv pci:v00001002d00006738sv0000174 Bsd0000174Bbc03sc00i00' [374] It shows multiple times.
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Unable to mount filesystem as read-write in recovery mode

I deleted two unused user accounts. Now I am unable to login even into my own account. I rebooted in recovery mode in the root shell and tried to restore the back-up of /etc/passwd. However, the ...
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failsafex mode hangs: how to debug it?

I have radeon/intel hybrid graphics. When testing my recovery mode login, failsafex mode hangs at the second screen. It needs a mouse or not? Looks like there are buttons I could click. I have a ...
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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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How do I reboot from the recovery console?

I run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and I've managed to reset my password in recovery mode, by editing the parameters according to these instructions on Superuser.com. Summarizing my steps: I changed ...
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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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How to recover password without restart

So I recently installed Ubuntu on this computer, I just started using it today for the 2nd time, I needed to install some video plugins to use for the web and it asked me for a password. I do not ...
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How to Enter into Recovery mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot into a root shell? How would I boot into the Ubuntu and Windows recovery modes if I removed the options to do so from the Grub menu? My root password has ...
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Unable to enter single-user (recovery) mode [closed]

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 on an x86 machine, most updates applied. I need to get into single-user mode to install the latest nvidia drivers to support my new dual-display graphics card, but nothing ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, I Can only boot ubuntu through recovery mode

I want to become a new user of Ubuntu, however this problem is preventing me. I have/had Window 7 professional on my computer. I recently looked into getting linux. I discovered dual-booting and ...
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Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade!

I got a serious problem here: I recently upgraded to the Latest Version of Ubuntu. Now, I boot to my Ubuntu Partition, and I get a Low-Graphics error! I boot to a Recovery-Mode to see what the ...
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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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How to repair GRUB2 in a system with broken recovery mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) How To Repair GRUB2 In A System With Broken Recovery Mode
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Why is my dualboot system asking for “grub”?

I switched on my laptop and it asked me for grub. I don't know what that means. I use both Windows and Ubuntu. This is what it said: GNU GRUB version1.99-12ubuntu5 Minimal BASH-like line editing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 recovery mode root shell has no internet connection

I'm debugging some things on my computer and I boot into recovery mode from the grub menu. Then it gives me a bunch of options on what to do next, and I select the one that drops it to a root shell. ...