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

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 for ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recover encrypted files or folders in Windows using Ubuntu?

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to recover encrypted files and folders in Windows 7 using Ubuntu, is that possible? I don't want to follow this and this tutorial, I want ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running very slow and appears to be stuck in recovery mode

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a toshiba satellite, 4GB of ram, AMD true ion 64 X2 processor. I ran an update that failed, after seeing the error message I tried running it again and that failed also. ...
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problem accessing recovery mode in ubuntu 14.04

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I have a problem running my PC in recovery mode. I can get to the recovery mode screen in the grub menu but when I try to navigate through the options using up or down, I ...
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does ubuntu load the vga when I boot into recovery mode?

my vga (ati readon) looks to be damaged, so I am booting from recovery mode to be safe from causing more damage for it till I repair it. Am I right?
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Wrong resolution on recovery mode

I'm going to start telling why I need to enter in recovery mode. The resolution on Ubuntu is fine, I have no problems on normal Ubuntu. I have broken "sudo" and to fix it I saw these instructions: ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 not accepting valid password and recovey mode is not available

I am having problem in booting either Ubuntu or Windows 7 in dual boot system with correct password. Not able to get even the 'recovery mode' as 'Advanced option Ubuntu' also taking me to the page for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...