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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Error trying to install NVIDIA OPTIMUS in Recovery Mode

When I try to install NVIDIA OPTIMUS in Recovery Mode, I run: sudo sh path/to/NVIDIA....run And I get this error: unable to create temporary files in /tmp What's wrong?
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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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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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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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Problem with login after update

I have just re-installed twice Ubuntu because of this problem, I'm only able to see the login screen when I use recovery mode and select File System Check. In other case I just hear the start sound ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Ubunut recover infromation from Stick

can anyone tell me a software with how I can recover the lost information from USB stick, pleas tell me any program with out TESTDISK because I try use it but don't work for what I have.
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recovery mode - apt-get broken

Hi all i have a problem in my Ubuntu 15.04 Symptoms: 1) I need to use recovery mode for not working nvidia graphics 2) I enter in recovery mode, mounts file systems, turn on network 3) "mount -o ...
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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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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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can't access wireless,files and usb in Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu full time for about 5 months now. For some reason, when I switched on my laptop after work it does not detect any wifi, it does not detect any USB (mouse or pen drive). It ...
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Where to report bugs about the recovery mode in launchpad.net?

I was wondering which project manages bugs of the recovery mode started when selected in grub (and possibly other boot loaders)? I found friendly-recovery which doesn't sound like the built-in ...
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Boot failure - /dev/mapper does not exist

I had a previously bootable version of Ubuntu, however now when I try to boot I see the error message ALERT! /dev/mapper/isw_bdacadajjgh_ARRAY0p5 does not exist. Dropping to a shell This is a work ...