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

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Computer shuts down imediately after selecting ubuntu on grub

I've been experiencing a strange problem with my computer lately. When I power the computer on, it loads grub boot loader and when I select Ubuntu 14.04-LTS, the computer almost immediately shuts off. ...
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extundelete - failed to read-only open device “/dev/sdb”: Error code 2133571347

I have a Synology NAS with a Raid 1 setup that I recently accidentally deleted a shared folder with data I want back. I shut down the NAS and booted into a machine with a Ubuntu Live Cd and attached ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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How can I prevent my NVidia Jetson TK1 from automatically booting the GUI (black screen after a software-update crash), and bring it back to normal?

I am working with an NVidia Jetson. The Ubuntu software update crashed, and now as I feared the system will not boot properly. The way the system is configured, a command prompt flashes for an ...
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General error mounting filesystem, save emails from squirrelmail

I was wondering if someone can help please, I recently tried upgrading Ubuntu server from 13.04 to 14.04, but the update wasn't successful and now I get an error: General error mounting filesystem ...
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Locked out of Ubuntu touch

I have install Ubuntu-touch on my Nexus 5 and everything worked alright. Until today I had set up a 4 digit locking password, that worked. I changed it to a "regular password" but once changed I could ...
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How to restore Thinkpad W530 back to Windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu onto my Thinkpad W530 awhile back via USB but now I need to get windows back on the machine and possibly dual boot Ubuntu instead. I have the recovery CD's for windows 8, I am just ...
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Cannot load Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

After entering selections menu (launch windows or Ubuntu) and selecting Ubuntu, screen gets stuck at purple screen... I've launched Ubuntu in Recovery mode... What might be the problem that it just ...
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Unable to boot into Ubuntu, getting a blinking white cursor

I am getting really worried -- as i really need to recover my Ubuntu --, and have wasted so much time on trying to fix this. Basically, I was just following a lab for my security class and ...
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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(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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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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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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Upgrade went horribly wrong: libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found

File system is mounted readonly, so I boot into recovery mode to run fsck, and I get the following message: mountall: /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version 'GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by ...
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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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Ubuntu update caused system to freeze on boot at purple screen. Recovery mode fails and brings up BusyBox

I've searched through existing questions, but nothing addresses my problem. My system running Ubuntu 14.04 went through a partial-update a few days ago. Ever since, my system will not boot. It ...
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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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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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Upgrade to 14.04 now can't get past login and can't get into recovery mode

I just upgraded to 14.04 and it seems to have broken the system quite impressively. I get a login screen but if I login then I see part of my desktop background, no icons or toolbar or anything else ...
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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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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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Recovery Mode Freezes and no options turning up

I am currently running a dual boot of windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04. I recently had several problems with ubuntu (like lost password etc) , so i tried booting through the recovery mode . 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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Recovery Mode - mountall isn't bypassed

Ubuntu 13 x64 I get to recovery mode via GRUB, which shows: linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-53-generic root=UUID=4a08b936-569c-4ba6-9\607-00d05f121917 ro single however, when I choose to boot into this ...
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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 ...
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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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I cannot get in the recovery mode

I tried to change password in Ubuntu and I was successfully but I forgot to check username I have forgotten too. Unluckily, I don't understand why, the system does not display anymore the interface ...
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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 ubuntu from shutdown

My Ubuntu laptop shutted down while upgrading (sudo apt-get upgrade) because of an empty battery. Now when I'm turning my laptop on, screen is empty after log in, right click is not a function. Also I ...
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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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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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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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Ctrl+alt+F1 won't login

I'm having a "running in low-graphics mode" that won't ever take me to a login screen. When I enter the kill command, enter my login and password, it flashes a date and time stamp for an instant, then ...