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

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Is there any way to unformat an external hard drive?

I accidentally formatted my external WD Elements hard disk.Is there any software to undo it.Or any way to just recover the photos in it.
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OEM account after recovery from Dell XPS ( preinstalled UBuntu 14.04)

Today i tried to create my account on my newly purchased laptop ( dell xps with ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled in it) . After creating my account, i got a error like system program problem detected and it ...
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ubuntu does not display after i changed 20-intel.conf file

I wanted to change something regarding brightness control. I changed the 20-intel.conf . I added a few lines of code to it. After that ubuntu is not displaying, it goes blank after boot. I also ...
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How to deepfreeze Ubuntu like Windows deepfreeze? [duplicate]

We have many PC's with Ubuntu in one enterprise for pilot case (if it works and they are happy they will buy it permanently, but if not happy i lose) such as 300 to 400PC's. Now they want to remove ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crashed and I don't know how to get back

Ubuntu 14.04 crashed and I don't know how to get it back. I'm stuck on GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1.2. I've tried going to Advanced Options and choosing a recovery mode, but to no avail. What ...
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Problem with sudo and low graphics mode

I have a problem and I think is a big one, involving sudo and the low graphics mode. Everything started after I format a USB stick. It doesn't appear anymore and then I asked for help here on the ...
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Modify bashrc & .profile from safe mode

I have messed up .bashrc & .profile in ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Can I change it back to previous version from safe mode as I am not able to login to my system and I think this might be the issue
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How to boot into recovery mode on Ubuntu on chromebook

When I set up Ubuntu on my HP Chromebook 14 again after breaking it, I forgot that the admin password had to be 4 digits and set it as 1 (the password was just 1) since I don't really need a password ...
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ubuntu 15.10 Startup screen flickering after login complete

Today I upgraded my ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 but during installation the system hung up and I was forced into a hardware reset. Now after startup, right after I enter my password, the screen flickers. I ...
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Cant connnect wlan on recovery mode

I am trying repair and fixing my Kubuntu after failed update my kubuntu form 14.04 to 15.04, i know how to repair but i have need first turn my internert on i am trying this on root shell (yes in ...
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error: no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue>

i have dual boot in my laptop win7 and linux.Accidentally i deleted linux partition.now when i try to boot it is showing following error error:no such partition entering rescue mode grub rescue i ...
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Black screen after 14.10 update, solutions don't work, need to recover encrypted files

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 and got the black screen issue that had when trying other distributions. My graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4400, I don't know if this info is enough or you ...
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Unable to reboot into recovery mode and reset password

Someone else installed ubuntu on my laptop, as a result i dont have the admin password. i'm unable to do anything without it. so i googled it, found some procedures and tried to follow that. but ...
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How to Recover Ubuntu default file system permissions [duplicate]

I made a big mistake.. When I trying to give some permissions to localhost project In terminal I typed 'sudo chmod -R 755 /' Now nothing work. I tried to fix this By this commands mount -o ...
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How do I get into recovery mode on ubuntu 14.04 if the option not showing

I just boot up my laptop then run the sudo apt-get update command, but there's an error says: [username] is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. so I search the google ...
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Ubuntu partition doesn't boot, GRUB recovery ends in “initramfs”

I have my drive partitioned. When choosing for ubuntu to boot, it doesn't and stays on a blank purple screen. it seems that this site has a solution to my problem ...
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Can I uninstall sudo in ubuntu 14.04 using Ubuntu Software Center

sudo command in my terminal gives error: sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set In the root shell prompt in recovery mode of grub, I am not able to type any command. ...
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How to check integrity of system if Wubi not shut down properly

For argument's sake, let's say that my Ubuntu installation of 14.04 (32-bit) using Wubi was not shut down properly, either due to it hanging or forcibly being shut down by a critically low battery. ...
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Can I get to “root” through a “Terminal”?

When I tried the "shift" key to get a "recovery-mode" Ubuntu just started up as usual with GUI screen."authentication passwd" is asked for when I try to "install updates" from the "software updater" ...
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FireFox 24.0 canonical 1.0 want to update can't get “recovery screen” [duplicate]

When I tried the "shift" key to get a "recovery-mode" Ubuntu just started up as usual with GUI screen."authentication passwd" is asked for when I try to "install updates" from the "software updater" ...
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Computer only starts recovery mode Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Computer only starts recovery mode I bought an ASUS F553M, apparently the manufacturer's reference is X553MA. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and with the exception of giving the error "* will now halt" ...
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Can I log in without loading my .profile?

I recently inserted an error into my .profile file and now logging in just presents me back to the log in page, much like in this question. I've booted into recovery mode and recovered my encrypted ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...