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I used the boot-repair tool to fix my Ubuntu 16.10 64 bit installation after installing Windows 10 in UEFI in a separate partition. The tool was successful, but when I choose to boot into Ubuntu, I ...
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Error installing Lubuntu on a Low-Spec Very Old Laptop

I'm just trying to install the last version of Lubuntu on a very old laptop, Sigaron MV54V, but it's just driving me crazy. The laptop displays an error and it turns off, like it's in hibernation. I ...
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mysqlcheck error (when repairing databases)

MySQL hangs when i`m repairing databases in CRON with command: mysqlcheck -A --auto-repair -u root -p'[my_long_password]' Syslog shows: Jun 29 15:03:01 karsis CRON[4118]: (root) CMD (mysqlcheck -A ...
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Ubuntu MATE on Toshiba Sattelite L15b will not boot

I have tried to add Boot repair through the live CD. The terminal will not let me add the new repository or let me add it manually. Wondering if anyone had a similar problem with a solution.
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Need to reinstall/repair after backup from 14 to 15.10

My Ubuntu broke when I was upgrading to 15.10. I can still boot it up and login but only in console mode. startx brings up a broke desktop environment. sudo apt-get upgrade etc does not work either. ...
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Unable to see partiontioned HDD

I installed Ubuntu with windows 7 and then as I went out of memory on Linux I reboot to increase the partition there i erased the old ubuntu and i put 15 gb for my windows loader rest i made the C: ...
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How do I reset my install of Ubuntu on Windows?

I've installed Linux Subsystem for Windows on my machine. It works beautifully! Since then, I've done unspeakable things to my install. Nothing works anymore. How do I start back from scratch?
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What is a right way to find Ubuntu fixing service in your area? [closed]

Linux is free. Awesome. But time is money. Not so awesome. I've spent weeks customizing Ubuntu (e.i. installing wi-fi drivers). Askubuntu is a great place to network if you are a DIY type of guy. The ...
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How to repair Ubuntu installation after broken dist-upgrade without losing any custom settings?

During my attempt to upgrade the Linux installation with... sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...I made the mistake to interrupt the process by closing my laptop, which caused it to suspend to disk. After ...
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How long does it take to finish the xfs_repair? [closed]

If my H.D.D. is almost 2TB big, how long does it take to finish it?
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repair videos downloaded by youtube-dl

Is there any ways to fix video files in ubuntu which were downloaded using youtube-dl ? I mean without a good copy of the video file in the system but which is available in the internet. Note: I'd ...
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After booting from live usb,boot repair showing error “boot from live usb”

After booting from live usb,boot repair showing error "boot from live usb".I have tried many times but still same error. summary link: http://paste.ubuntu.com/15294541/
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How can I repair “/run/resolvconf/interface” missing error?

An upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15 failed. Package repair hangs at this point: Setting up resolvconf (1.77ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for resolvconf (1.77ubuntu1) ... resolvconf: ...
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external drive chmod permisision error

I was folowing a help guide and used chmod 755 on my /media/_drive folder now i am getting the message "You do not have permission to view the contents of this directory". my output from ls -lah /...
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Ubuntu Gnome shell theme destroys system

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Okay, so apparently, my system doesn't boot anymore. It just shows a bunch of messages in text (Stopping user manager for UID 1000 and Removing slice from user 1000....
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Repairing Kubuntu installation after incomplete install

I tried to install Kubuntu 15.10 from an SD card plugged into a USB card reader. Unfortunately the installation froze at 90%, maybe because the connection to the SD card got lost. However, after ...
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upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 fails, now need help to reanimate the system

First of all I would like to say Thank you to anyone who tries to help me with this issue. Second - I am not *nix user at all, I really wish I had much more experience with this system, but ...
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How do I locate a broken update and repair it in the terminal?

An update froze half way through and I had to shut down. After this, I was unable to login to the GUI. I'm using Ctrl-alt-f1 to get into the terminal, but I'm a beginner with all of the Commands and ...
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How do you repair an unfinished update

An update froze midway, and now I cannot login to my desktop. I have no experience with this scenario and am new to Ubuntu in general. I used Ctrl-alt-f1 to get into a terminal at the login screen, I ...
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Tool to download only missing/corrupted parts of a file

I know a nice tool in Windows called Seg Manager which is capable of scanning a (downloaded) file and finding corrupted parts of it. then you provide a link to that file and it will only re-download ...
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15.04 update 09/07/2015 > How can I repair this Catastrophe? [closed]

An update on 09/07/2015 to 15.04 was a real catastrophe! Not only my computers crashed, all of my friends' computers as well. Ubuntu froze with normal BOOT! Mouse and keyboard functionality totally ...
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Repair/Reset Hard Disk - DON'T MIND LOSING DATA!

I have an Alienware M14x R2 with a Seagate Momentus hybrid HDD/SSD. I clean installed Windows 10 today and I booted Gparted from a USB to edit my partitions. I accidentally ended up moving the OS ...
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Unable to fix “The system is running in low graphs mode” because sudo command does not work [duplicate]

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.10, after powering off my computer, when I turned it back on again, the window "The system is running in low-graphics mode" suddenly came up. There is plenty of ...
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My PC switched off unexpectedly. It boots but doesn't open any application or dash

My PC switched off unexpectedly - now it boots but shows only the desktop icons.No dash displays and even the task bar...I tried opening terminal to repair it but when I press ctrl+alt+t, the ...
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Mysql Table in use

I have downloaded mysql directory: /var/lib/mysql to my computer to test out. And this is what i see near the table wp_posts: I have tried to select the table above and repair it but It didn't ...
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Installed Driver for Evga GTX 970. Can't log in to Ubuntu

Hello everyone linux noob here. Basically I installed the driver from apt get. Restarted my computer, and now when I log in. I get stuck in a loop,the screen shows some funny colours and sends me back ...
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I removed /usr/lib/xorg by mistake, copying it from the live cd is enough?

The story(because it's kind of a funny fail): I have a remote target(ARM board) and I was testing one of my scripts that recreates the folder structure of my target but with local debug libraries for ...
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How can I repair my LUKS / ext4 file system?

my computer was running the whole night and my only open windows where IntelliJ IDEA and Google Chrome. Today my file system seems completely corrupted. Linux Mint can't read any files and folders ...
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How to recover from a botched attempt to clean /boot, incomplete kernel/drivers

Ubuntu 14.0.4 generated an error trying to update. Turns out /boot partition was full. I ran a command to remove the old kernels, something like this: dpkg --get-selections|grep 'linux-image*'|awk '{...
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How do I repair a bad startup script?

In Ubuntu 14.10, I followed this answer to autostart synergyc on boot, but, it caused my computer to boot into low graphics mode. See askubuntu.com/a/196853/15811 So how do I remove / repair a bad ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot screen

Today I tried to install Ubuntu on my Dell xps 8700 with windows 8 pre-installed so I changed my boot order to boot from the cd in the installer I chose to delete all and just have Ubuntu all was ...
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How to repair (not recover) my HDD's MBR and/or corrupted partition table

I have a serious problem going on with my HDD [SAMSUNG SP1644N- 160GB HDD - real 149GB] I wanted to reinstall my windows so I used Parted Magic's Partition editor to format it... I made an ...
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What can be done to fix partition problems?

Attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition from Win7 64bit, but something went wrong with the install, and I am no longer able to boot from either the Win7 or the Ubuntu partition. ...
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New software can't be installed

I installed ubuntu like an hour ago. I tried so many things to get Steam running that I think I broke ubuntu. In Ubuntu Software Center I get the message that new Software can be installed. I can ...
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install ubuntu along with ubuntu instead of reinstall ubuntu

I'm trying to repair my Ubuntu 14.04 using a usb. But I could not find an re installation option there. Instead of that install ubuntu along with ubuntu 14.04 appears.I'm bit confused here. I don't ...
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Is it possible to create a bootable image of the current system and use it repair my system later?

I am trying to create a "rescue USB" of sorts. The plan is to back up (or clone) a current image of system (including all the packages and software that I have installed) on a 16 GB or a 32 GB USB ...
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Ubuntu Boot Problem Boot-repair boot

When I start my laptop the following error appears "Operation System not found" When U use the Boot-Repair utility from my USB stick, I use the Terminal to put the commands but nothing happens. I ...
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How do I repair / reconfigure a broken Perl package when apt and dpkg both depend on Perl?

Recent system updates resulted in errors including this: debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't locate Fcntl.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Fcntl module) (for which I submitted bug ...
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how to repair grub with dual boot windows 8.1

My Thinkpad runs windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.4 on dual boot. But when I tried puppy linux via a bootable USB stick my Ubuntu does not show up. It just starts windows 8.1. Any solutions? My BIOS is ...
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Dual-boot problems with Windows 8 after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Linux and I had a bad inspiration to try a quick Ubuntu installation without reading properly about it first. I found a tutorial and have installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Gateway ...
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Ubuntu suddenly stopped booting

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu, having installed 14.10 a couple of weeks as a dual boot on my 6 year-old HP notebook previously running just vista. Ubuntu was an absolutely amazing breath of fresh air, so ...
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Repairing from 12.04 live USB failed. Suggestions?

I wanted to repair my system using live USB. In 12.04 Installation, there is no keep my files and repair the system only option (Which was introduced in 12.10). I went with the normal steps. The ...
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Running script to repair bricked Android [duplicate]

I have unfortunately bricked my device, one of those issues that most if not all of us who like to root/ROM our devices have had to deal with. I need to run a script that will fix the issue to where ...
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Dual Boot System - No Grub Menu

My laptop boots straight to Windows 8.1 without showing me the grub menu. When i run the boot repair tool through the live usb version of ubuntu it tells me there were errors and returns this log. ...
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I can't get rid of grub

I have been using a USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I had the computer boot into the Ubuntu USB first to avoid having to go into the BIOS every time I rebooted. Well, my dumb butt didn't ...
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Existing 14.04 repair going on for 20 hours. Should I abort?

A pair of months ago a Windows 8.1 update locked out my existing Ubuntu 14.04. Had to let it rest for several weeks because of work issues. Last night I set up to repair it and opted for a repair and ...
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Linux boot option is gone

I installed linux and it booted and rebooted just fine then i booted back into windows and ran a partitioning wizard and told it to repair bootmbr trying to get windows to recognize ubuntu but now ...
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Repair Ubuntu broken files under live Ubuntu

My installed Ubunut 14.04 doesn't work well and after splash screen it goes to black screen, and stuck there. I know where the problem is, I have deleted a file (this: org.gnome.settings-daemon....
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Cannot repair a corrupted usb flash drive

I have an 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive (no-name), on which I tried a few days ago to copy a film of about 6GB. The flash drive had NTFS file system so I thought there will be no problems. But at some point ...
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Ubuntu does not boot / cant add PPA

Its couple of days I DELETED my windows and tried to check Ubuntu out. It worked well until today that I started my laptop, seeing the error message "...Operating system not found..." I loaded the ...