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How can I repair ubuntu 14.04 LTS broken installation?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop (upgraded from 13.10). When I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu 13.10, in the middle of upgrade proccess, my system crashed and I had to restart my laptop. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get Windows 8 to show up

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7271888/ So I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on what used to be Ubuntu 12.04. I am dual booting with Windows 8.1. I haven't been able to access Ubuntu 12.04 since Windows 8.1 did some ...
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Broken upgrade repair

Yesterday I prepared to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.10, but something went wrong during the upgrade and my computer got restarted in the middle of the process (at the point of installing ...
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Repairing Ubuntu 13.10

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. I upgraded to 12.10 successfully using the update manager. When upgrading to 13.10 however, I had to shutdown in between because I was getting too ...
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Boot repair enabled Ubuntu after multiple attempts but not XP

First two link numbers are 7229750 and 99, followed by... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229810/ ...and finally... http://paste.ubuntu.com/7229947/ After several attempts (re above URLs) with boot ...
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How to Update/Repair the GRUB Customizer?

When my PC (Running Canonical Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin) updated it's Linux kernel from "3.11.0-15-generic" to "3.11.0-18-generic", the GRUB Customizer doesn't work anymore. It does not make ...
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Repair more than 3500 bad blocks in 160 Gb samsung HDD using ubuntu 12.04

Recently I detected more than 3500 bad sectors on my samsung 160 Gb HDD. Is it possible to repair or ignore this amount of bad sectors using ubuntu 12.04? And what is the max. limit of bad sectors to ...
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Boot repair asking for 64 bit iso - what do I do with it?

I had dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu precise pangolin 12.04. I upgraded to windows 8.1. It broke grub. So I used a live usb to run ubuntu and ran boot repair. However, it tells me I have to download ...
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Boot Repair did not work, still can boot

My server with Ubuntu Desktop 12 64-bit is no longer booting. I tried boot repair disc but still I get the same issue. The paste is here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6683436/ Can anybody please help? ...
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can't repair ubuntu boot though I have installed ubuntu again

I have formatted the partition which Ubuntu 13.10 was there. Then I couldn't boot and I saw grub rescue. I have tried to install boot-repair but i can't. tried to install ubuntu 13.04 but it doesn't ...
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system repair (12.04, 64 bit)

my friend is running ubuntu 12.04 (precise), 64bit-version, on her laptop. Unfortunately she skipped some of the automated updates or stopped them somehow, so that the internet doesn't function ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting after boot repair

I've done a clean install of ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my HP ProBook 4540s. I've done it several times, but now there was something different. I had windows 7 on it, which I've removed by formating the ...
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Lost Ubuntu partition after reinstalling windows 7

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 over a dual boot. My Ubuntu partition is no longer accessible. It still seems to show up when I use gparted from live USB. However, it's unallocated space. I ...
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Booting from a Windows XP CD when Ubuntu is installed

I had Windows XP installed on my computer. Then I installed Ubuntu, and I was able to boot either to Windows or to Ubuntu using Grub. But one day when my computer was running Windows XP, there was ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot past splash screen

I've been running Ubuntu 13.04 for a while now, and everything has been running fine, but now it won't boot past the splash screen. I was using it, shut it down, and when I turned it back on, it would ...
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How to repair log files

Accidentally I delete /var/log folder My question is now can I recreate that folder again (and to work) I have some issues on apache, and I can't see any logs because the /var/log folder don't exist ...
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fix this bad computer problem [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file ...
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Help I've made a mess with my encrypted folder

I have ubuntu installed on my laptop with the home folder encrypted. Yesterday trying to remove duplicate files in my music, photos and documents I've utilized fdupes in my entire home folder. For ...
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Wubi: Can I keep files or repair whole system

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows on D disk. Today i'm accidentally deleted "Ubuntu" folder. How can i keep my files or repair whole system? Does contents of "Ubuntu" folders are ...
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Unable to get my computer to boot

I tried installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on my PC. However, the installation of Ubuntu crashed in between. Now I am unable to boot any of the two OS on my system. ...
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Thunderbird inbox file several GB and always increasing (then gone)

Every time I start Thunderbird (TB version 17.0.5), it downloads a lot of messages (a couple of thousand) into my INBOX (only one IMAP account). Once finished, if I close TB and start it again, it ...
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Repair 12.04 Install after moving HDD to another “similar” PC?

So for the past 3 days I have been working on an old Pentium 4 PC I had laying around and I installed 12.04 32 bit to it. I have installed quite a few programs, drivers etc that I do not want to have ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed in 12.04 over 10.4

There is a similar question already posted, but none of the responses are working for me. So I am reposting my question with the new information. I just installed ubuntu 12.04lts over 10.4lts. It ...
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Login does not work because of a broken /home directory

By mistake, as admin (having invoked gksu nautilus), I renamed my /home/USER_NAME_HERE" folder to NEW_FOLDER_NAME and (not aware of the stupid thing I was doing at the moment, attempted to) moved it ...
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Not able to see the contents of the partition

Suddenly in Ubuntu i am not able to see the contents of one of my partition. They do exist. I am able to see them in Windows but not in Ubuntu. The partition is NTFS. Can anyone please tell how can i ...
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An error while upgrading Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04

I have both Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my laptop. When I tried to upgrade Ubuntu from 12.10 version to 13.04, I accidently turned my laptop off. I tried to start Ubuntu again it didn't work. Now only ...
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Unbootable system, and I have 200GB of important files on it that I can't read even from a Live USB

I'm not sure what the problem is, so bear with me! I've been using ubuntu 12.10 solely for a few months and getting along ok with it. I originally partitioned my 1tb hdd, with ubuntu on one side ...
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“Error no such partition grub rescue>” [duplicate]

Plz help me as soon as possible.... I had win7 and ubuntu... The partition that ubuntu was there has been deleted and i got this error: " error unknown filesystem grub rescue>" so i created hiren ...
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Grub rescue fails with “Boot Repair” with error “unknown file system” [duplicate]

THE PROBLEM WAS IN FILESYSTEM, THIS IS NOT DUBLICATE TO GRUB RESCUE STANDARD TOPICS. After laptop system crush (which was caused by hard restart), my ubuntu linux is not booting, it is showing now: ...
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Error mounting USB

I've just installed Ubuntu on my laptop and I tried to open my USB directory, but it gives me the error Unable to mount location,Can't mount file. What can I do to open it?
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If I repair my Windows XP installation, will it damage the dual-boot setup I have with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP SP2 alongside Ubuntu 12.04 (for legacy compatibility), but after some failed Windows updates I think my only option is to perform a Windows repair. If I do that, will (or ...
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External Hard Drive is not recognized

I have a new 1 GB external hard drive which I was trying to partition with Gparted. Evidently I did something wrong and now it does not show up in My Computer or in Ubuntu. How can I repair it?
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Dual-boot or reinstall

First I would like to preface that I had originally bought a cheap Windows 8 laptop. Then after being very bored in the desert I decided to attempt dual booting. Long story short: It wouldn't work ...
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How to fix Ubuntu after accidentally uninstalling many packages?

I accidentally removed all the packages starting with the name jpeg with: sudo apt-get remove jpeg* This screwed up a lot of things, removed Unity, Firefox, Flash player etc. I somehow managed to ...
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Repair ubuntu 12.10 installation

I installed ubuntu 12.10 lately. But some problems seemed to occur. Brightness control not working. Mouse flickering randomly. I downloaded a newer version of ubuntu 12.10 and after booting it as ...
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I was playingn with grub a bit… a bit more [closed]

I was playing with grub on my computer a bit more. Then I tried to reboot and I can't enter my operating systems (windows and Ubuntu). It looks like I've rewritten something very important because ut ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 7

I cannot boot into windows 7 after trying to dual boot. Here's my BootInfo Summary from boot-repair: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1392920 I'd appreciate some help in trying to get back into Windows. ...
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How to repair dependencies in apt-get to the previous state?

Recently I tried installing teamviewer7 on my Ubuntu 12.04. I tried downloading the deb which due to some reason never did finish its download (stopped at ~~10MB/17MB). Expectedly, installing the ...
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Grub rescue prompt, repair grub [duplicate]

I recently repartitioned my hdd and I have damaged grub on my system. On boot I get the grub rescue prompt and I have to go through the following steps in order to boot normally: set ...
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I am not able to boot into window 7 after ubuntu 12.04 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 doesn't boot after Ubuntu install not able to boot into window 7. I am naive in ubuntu usage. Pls guide immediately. The following link a got after boot ...
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I dont know how to run e2fsck or fsck and what are their differences

My Kern.log file advise me to run e2fsck. Aug 30 14:10:11 ubuntu kernel: [ 122.378292] EXT4-fs (sda11): warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended Aug 30 14:10:11 ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not starting (dual boot)

On my dual booting laptop, I have Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04. I've had XP on the laptop for years, and install Ubuntu 12.04 a few months ago. For some reason, Ubuntu 12.04 has stopped working. ...
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Windows or ubuntu wont boot after boot-repair

Pre-installed windows 7 then installed ubuntu 120.04 using live CD Ubuntu did not boot so used boot-repair to fix this problem but it did not work Now it directly boots to BIOS Here is the summary ...
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Mouse not working and many UI errors after 12.04 upgrade

Upgraded from 10.x or 11.x and I'm having lots of problems. All icons in the dock are gone, as well as most other icons: No icons, applications can't be focused, no window chrome (title bar etc): ...
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How does one undelete or repair BTRFS partitions?

Had a power‐cut last week and thought nothing of it but today when I opened (mounted) a data partition for archiving edited video files, I noticed it had 50GB free when it previously had only 2… ...
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Repair damaged hard drives with Ubuntu?

I have two damaged hard drives one external, and I'm running my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the other! So the problem is that I couldn't repair it , i tried GParted , mkfs and nothing helps. I saw a ...
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Installing Windows 8 over 12.04, but getting “error: unknown filesystem” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I have had bad experiences with 12.04 on my laptop, too many things just dont work so am wiping it and replacing with Windows 8 ...
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How To Recover All Ubuntu 12.04 System Files? (From Live CD)

Last night I succesfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and then I tried to install Mac OSX Theme from this site But after and after I followed I don't know what's going on terminal, after I installed ...
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Windows 7 is not accessible or can't be repaired after installing ubuntu 11.10 using live USB

I've messed things up a bit. I was running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit in my HP laptop. I was using live USB of Ubuntu 11.10 and then i tried to install Ubuntu on hard disk using the same live USB. ...
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Need to repair or reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 without losing programs or data

I was trying to change the ownership on an external drive, and mistakenly used sudo chown -RL myuser:myuser /media/"New Volume" Unfortunately, it changed the ownership on the entire drive to ...