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

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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 ...
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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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Fix Ubuntu reinstall [duplicate]

I did something really stupid yesterday... I accidentally did some weird command with mv and made it so the Linux filesystem could not find anything. Anyhow, I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10 from the ...
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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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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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How do I to copy files to flash drive in a recovery mode?

It seems like to deleted too much files by rm -r and now I have the error of "the system is running a low-graphic mode" in Ubuntu and I have to work in Windows because of that. However I can load it ...
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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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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 / filesystem in ...
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Change Ubuntu session from recovery mode

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS yesterday and tried to change from unity2D to the default unity3D environment but my laptop got stuck only showing the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. After ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Problem editing file in recovery mode using the shell

I'm pretty new to ubuntu/linux and I guess I messed up my /etc/fstab file. Ubuntu (12.04) won't boot anymore. I've found some tips on the internet on how to fix this, but I didn't manage to get them ...
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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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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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experimental nvidia drivers, no normal boot? how to remove nvidia drivers from recovery mode?

After I installed experimental Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu will not boot. How can I remove the drivers from recovery mode? If I choose recovery mode and in the menu choose "root" (drop to root shell ...
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how can i mount partitons in recovery mode

I am unable to login to my account and I want to back up my data from Documents folder so I need to know how to mount other partitions from recovery mode. How can I do this? mv ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Correcting boot problem: mount of NTFS drives went wrong [closed]

After my upgrade to 12.04, whenever Ubuntu tried to boot up it prompted an error indicating that it can't mount (NTFS) drives and I had to press S twice, once for each drive, to get to the login ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Ubuntu boot menu options [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I boot into recovery mode? how to get the boot menu option where you can choose the recovery or the latest version of kernel? it helped me in the past to boot ...
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PC doesn't boot and shows “No init found”

When I turn on my PC, it says: Case 1 BusyBox v1.17.1 (ubuntu 1:1.17.1-10 ubuntu1) buil-in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)_ Case 2 In Recovery Mode, it says: ...
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How to edit startup applications from recovery mode?

I accidentally messed up Ubuntu by adding a startup application that causes it to freeze after logging in, how can I change this through recovery mode? Thanks!
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How Do I Enable Nvidia Drivers in Recovery Mode?

How do I enable nvidia drivers in recovery mode? I've installed 12.04 via text mode with the alternate ISO. It rebooted into the blank purple screen; Ubuntu bongos played. I'm in recovery mode. Apt ...
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I'm stuck between 11.10 and 12.04 with only a read-only system

I went out of the room while I was trying to update from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS. When I came back, my laptop had gone into sleep mode. I assume that it was half way through updating something. The screen ...
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What are the standard file permissions for the /etc directory(file)

I kinda screwed up the /etc directory by running: sudo chmod 417 /etc Leaving me unable to use sudo: sudo: can't open /etc/sudoers: permission denied. sudo: no valid sudoers sources foundm ...
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How to boot to recovery mode in 10.04? holding shift key doesn't work [closed]

i am going to try the guide inside this question However, it requires me to boot from recovery mode. But holding the shift key doesn't work for me to go to grub menu. Anyone know how to troubleshoot ...
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how to modify another user's .profile from the recovery console?

Pretty much everything is in the title, really! ;) I installed a few components to compile go programs, and the last step was to add the go directory to the path. Being a total ubuntu noob, I added ...