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

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I mistakenly purged gsettings-desktop-schemas; how can I recover?

Here's how things went from bad to worse: I wanted to remove an item (an icon) on the Unity-greeter top panel. (The greeter is the only Unity thing I use). So I made some changes in one of the Unity-...
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Problem: Stuck in GRUB

My problem is, that every time I boot, the computer immediately takes me to a screen that says the following: GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.7 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For ...
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Where are the logs of fsck done via the recovery mode at?

All I see is logs for pre-boot fsck, but not forced fsck via the fsck option in the recovery menu. This is not a duplicate of Where are fsck results logged at boot time, after /forcefsck?. It ...
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Is there a way to tell if Ubuntu is running in recovery mode via terminal?

I'm logged in via ssh(which I thought should not even be in recovery mode?) since my raspberry pi doesn't have monitor or keyboard. I've been having to remount the root directory as rw and there are ...
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How to re-install Ubuntu touch to my Ubuntu Edition Pro5 [duplicate]

now the phone is stuck in logo screen for upgrading failed, and now I can only enter the fastboot mode. Is there any way to re-install the Ubuntu touch for my phone? Looking forward to your feedback, ...
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Reinstalling critical files in Recovery Mode

I might have accidentaly purged some critical files, causing my Kubuntu 14.04 to not boot past the startup logo. By entering the recovery mode from a LiveUSB, and running sudo apt-get install -f, I ...
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Ubuntu crashed while updating. How to recover now?

I was upgrading to 16.04 LTS when suddenly a black screen with commands appeared (full screen). I tried all the keys to exit it but only through ALT+TAB I could see my log in screen which again led to ...
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My laptop won't boot. What can I do to fix the problem?

Ubuntu 15.04 Machine: Asus R-500N 64 Bits AMD A6 Radeon HD 7520G I have this problem: every time I try to boot, I can't. I only can in recovery mode. So, this is how my screen looks like like in 5 ...
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How to solve the error starting version 219?

My Ubuntu 15.04 is showing "starting version 219". I can't login to my system. What is this? Is this a bug of Ubuntu? How do I can solve this issue? Please help me.
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booting hangs with “a start job is running for dev-disk”

I have Ubuntu 15.10 x86_64 (along with Windows 8 dualboot) I messed with some settings in NTFS Configuration Tool and when I next boot my PC the grub screen works fine . But when I boot into Ubuntu ...
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Problem Booting into Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo y50-70 with a dual partition of Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Linux 3.16.0-67-generic), and I am currently unable to boot into my Ubuntu partition. I installed some updates ...
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Enter Recovery Mode on a Live USB Ubuntu to fix low graphics mode problem

This whole mess is because of the nvidia drivers on ubuntu which resulted in freezes and OS hanging, then I switched the drivers to proprietary and it worked fine for a month until I got low graphics ...
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I need to change the root user's password to install programs [duplicate]

Okay, It really looks like I am going to keep running into problems with Kubuntu. When I installed Kubuntu yesterday, the setup did NOT ask me to setup a root password. It only asked me to create my ...
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ifup eth0: unknown host

unfortunately, i am in Ubuntu Recovery Mode. I need Internet connection but, i fail to bring it up. $ ifconfig enp0s2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xxxx inet addr: inet6 addr: ......
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Ubuntu recovery mode after freeze, x won't start

Ubunutu booting into emergency mode I had just started my computer into Ubuntu (its a dual boot and the windows side is all working fine) and ran the software updater. As that was running I ran ...
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Corrupted installation of ubuntu 15.10

While installing upgrades (I know, the worst moment) my computer went into suspend mode. I thought I had disabled any screensaver, or similar. Evidently I was wrong and now I can access my user only ...
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How do I start networking from a single user root shell, in Ubuntu 14/15?

I've used grub to boot into "single user mode": but this comes without networking, and the usual network manager and dhcp client are not running. How can I start networking from a single user root ...
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How to move “home” to a separate partition in recovery mode? [duplicate]

I accidentally screwed my system so I only am able to boot in the repair mode. Anyway, I want to reinstall it (upgrade to 15.10, if that matters). So I want to save my "home" directory. I have access ...
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Random X-Server fails when booting (Maybe driver Issue)

So I have this Problem for quite some time now but I dont even know what to google. Sometimes when I boot Ubuntu the sceen will show some bootup messages and then turn black. This doesn't happen ...
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Can't go in recovery mode

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and don't know a lot. I have set my ssd storage as the boot device but the thing is I want to go in recovery mode to change my password because I've forgotten it. I have looked ...
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Ubuntu phone freeze to screensplash

I use ubuntu phone on a Aquaris E4.5. After the last upgrade of the kernel and a reboot, it freezes on the splash screen: "ubuntu" logo is in the center of the start image with the animation of red or ...
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Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode

I just upgraded to 15.10 from 14.04, and I cannot login now. I am brought to a command screen asking me to login. Trying startx doesn't work. I tried recovery mode and got the following error spammed: ...
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Botched upgrade--dpkg hangs on 'Started Braille Device Support'

Screwed up an upgrade from 14.10->15.04->15.10 badly. I've been messing around in recovery mode and am confidentish that I managed to get all the broken packages/dependencies removed and reinstalled, ...
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Server can't boot, showing main process (206) terminated with status 127

The system is Debian 7.0. Booting in recovery mode fails with messages shown in this pic:screenshot. Do you know how can I solve this issue?
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How to add flash drive to apt get? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.10 on flash drive and need to get some files from mode. I did sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt to connect the usb drive. How do I get apt-get to know where my Ubuntu files are? I have a ...
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How can I edit the PQService to install to another HD

I want to run the PQService, but want it to install to another hard drive. How can I edit the PQService destination drive?
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folder recovery error on ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally deleted a folder from my hard drive and am trying to recover it with extundelete but getting the below error. sudo extundelete --restore-directory /home/cmccabe/Desktop/ucsc /dev/sda1 ...
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How to access command line in recovery mode? Ubuntu 14.04

I messed up my xorg file, and that sent my laptop to recovery mode. My friend helped out a bit, but wasn't able to finish the job before he left. He instructed me to go to dkpg to repair broken ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 system rescue on Busy Box after botched Deja-Dup backup attempt

Merry Christmas! I received an external hard drive for Christmas and attempted a backup of the Home directory of my Linux Ubuntu 15.10 system. Unfortunately I botched it and when I came back to the ...
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how to solve 4.107979 ACPI PCC PROBE failure? [duplicate]

I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but due to some error it was not a clean installation. When Ubuntu booted for the first time the screen was zoomed and every icon was also zoomed. From the ...
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can't boot the recovery mode

I can't boot the recovery mode. A system normal boot is OK. But I can't boot the recovery mode. After selecting it in grub menu it starts but stops in a progress on a line: [drm] Initialized ...
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How do I get system-summary to work?

So when im in recovery mode, if i scroll down to system-summary and press enter, the screen just goes black for a second then goes back to the recovery screen. How can I actually do a system summary?
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Can't Boot into Ubuntu after installing Gnome

I have installed gnome on my Ubuntu 15.10 Now I cannot open my Ubuntu any more. Black screen appears before the login and stays. Did I lose my Ubuntu or is there a way fix this problem. Please help! ...
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My ubuntu 14.04.3 on VMware Player VM gets stuck in a login loop

I used to use Guake terminal. When I was using last time Guake stuck and stop working. Pressed F12 several times in order to close the terminal. Then system logged off and login screen shown up. ...
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How do I turn on networking in recovery mode?

I recently posted about messing my system up here. Serious problems after 15.04 upgrade. I got the system booted into recovery mode, im going to try fixing packages and dependencies but I have no ...
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How can I run the recovery mode in English?

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 with Korean Language chosen on my laptop, and there was some problem, so I had to enter the Recovery mode. However, besides menu itself, I could not read all other characters.(...
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I can not boot Ubuntu after unsuccessfull attempt to resize LVM partition.

I was using Logical Volume Management to reize the poartition. After few unsucessfull attempts program crushed and it messed up my partitions. I was able to boot system using recovery mode but SUDO ...
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Ubuntu Touch Recovery on MX4 not working (rc-proposed 146)

after updating ubuntu touch on my Meizu MX4 ubuntu edition first to stable 6, then to rc-proposed 146, the phone was stuck in the Ubuntu splashscreen, showing that it is booting (but never finishes; ...
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running a command in recovery then rebooting back into recovery

Is there a way to run a command in recovery (that changes something in recovery) then reboot back directly into recovery ( now with the change I made) Note that this is not a duplicate as I am NOT ...
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How do I find my user name in recovery mode?

I installed a lock screen theme and it gives a blank screen when it loads. So I figured out how to delete it but I need my username. Can any one help?
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Can't boot into recovery mode - boot is stuck after selecting the option from GRUB

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.04 into single user mode so that I can reset the root password. I am doing the following steps: Reboot Hold Shift Select: Advanced Options for Ubuntu Select: Ubuntu, ...
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Trying to change file in recovery mode and getting “E138 can't write viminfo file”

I need to change a file (10-evdev.conf) while I am in recovery mode. However, I am getting this message: E138 Can't write viminfo file /root/.viminfo! What should I do in this situation?
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No TTY in rescue mode

When I boot in recovery or single mode, I cannot reach any console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F7. These consoles are present when booting normally. This is independent of the nomodeset ...
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No network in recovery mode

I have some problems with the display, so I need to go into recovery mode to repair that. Now the problem is that I can't get the Internet to work. After I get in the command line as root, I do ...
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Problems with booting on recovery mode [closed]

I want to access my recovery mode because I have problems with my nvidia drivers. But I don't get a chance to use my shift key because I have a black screen for 10 seconds (when I boot my pc) and the ...
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Android SDK tools in Ubuntu doesn't read Nexus 7 in recovery mode (Possible udev rules issue)

so I'm trying to push a ROM in my bricked Nexus 7 through adb in Ubuntu. The problem is that, when I plug it in recovery mode to my laptop, and run adb devices the system doesn't find my Nexus ...
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Uninstallation of Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on my system parallely with. The drive in which it was installed, it created a folder named Ubuntu. I completely deleted that folder by mistake and now when the computer boots up, I ...
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Dual Boot cause Ubuntu and Windows to crash

I recently installed Ubuntu on my computer, dual booting with Windows 8.1. Now, I am unable to use either system. When it boots and I select Ubuntu, the login in page flashed and then turns to black ...
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I need help accessing the root shell

Need to reset my admin password on Ubuntu. I've accessed grub, and tried editing the kernel with init=/bin/bash with no luck. Please help. EDIT: When trying to boot as a single user it's never boots,...