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How to repair /etc/apt folder

My /etc/apt directory removed from my laptop. How can I rebuild that directory? My os is Ubuntu 14.04
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I am not able to install anything as I get always the message 'The list of sources could not be read' (it seems to be a problem on line 3)

I dont really understand much about ububntu and I am not able to repair, neither update ubuntu.. and not even load a windows USB to change OS. I have tried to do several things and for instance when ...
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Help repairing a 14.04 (upgrade from 13.10) system installation?

I installed 14.04 by upgrading from 13.10. I've have a few issues, but nothing preventing me from working. Today, I started having problems with my headset - it no longer showed up in my device ...
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Can't enter windows after re-installing ubuntu 14 grub

I know there are a lot of threads with this problem, but still I can't find one that can actually help me. I was running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a dual-boot with the preinstalled windows 8.1 that came ...
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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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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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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 don'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 could)...
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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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I was playing 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 it ...
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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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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 12.04 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.
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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… john@...
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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 ...
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Installed ubuntu but I am not getting boot loader screen to choose between Ubuntu and Windows 7

This is what happened. I was using 12.04 beta. I was asked by update manager to make required updates, which I did. I shut down my pc that night and the next day I was not able to boot in xwindows or ...
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System boot results in `BOOTMGR missing`, `missing operating system`, `no bootable devices`

During an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 my computer suddenly froze. I restarted the computer and now it will not boot. I have seen various messages such as BOOTMGR missing, missing operating system, no ...
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NO MBR options in “Boot Repair” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot XP after Ubuntu Installation, how to fix? I started trying to fix my XP boot (can't get' earlier ques' Can't boot XP after Ubuntu Installation, how to ...
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Installing ubuntu on customer computers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed? So i am running a small computer repair shop and i was wondering is it legal to install Ubuntu on my ...
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How can I restore all hidden subdirectories those were created during packages installation in case I completely wiped out my home directory

My /home directory was on the separate partition. By mistake I destroyed all the data on it. Now it's resized and formatted. It contains no directories but empty lost+found. So I lost config data for ...
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Software Center has a blank window

I can't launch the Software Center anymore. I've got a blank window each time I try to open it. I have tried to repair it by typing "software-center" in Synaptic Packages Manager, and I selected it ...
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Use Totem's decoder to re-encode video?

I recorded an OGV screencast in GTK-RecordMyDesktop that seems to play back differently in different players (and YouTube doesn't seem to understand the video stream at all -- it just displays a ...
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I think a PPA update broke my system. What can I do?

A few weeks ago I installed ppa:ricotz/testing on Ubuntu 11.10. It worked fine then, but since a recent upgrade, trying to launch GTK applications results in lots of cryptic errors. Can I revert all ...
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Repairing 11.10 / downgrading to 10.04 on a dualboot

I used 10.04 for a while and loved it. Got a new laptop and installed 11.10 as a dualboot with the pre-installed windows 7 (for skype and spotify. kill me.). I didn't like Unity, tried loading Gnome, ...
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How do I fix grub so that it shows up during boot?

I installed ubuntu alongside windows but grub wont show during boot and windows starts instead. I used a liveCD and followed these instructions https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair But ...
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How to repair a flashing cursor on boot after a forced shutdown?

A program started misbehaving, and quickly ate up all 4GB of my RAM and 2GB of my swap. This meant the system came to a crawl. So I forced a shutdown. Now, when I reboot, I would normally get a Grub ...
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Recovering a faulty disk

When I plug in a removable 1TB USB disk in my laptop, the operations led keeps blinking for a while and then you can hear the servo mechanism resetting with a short "tack". I'd like to recover the ...
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Repairing after a rm -rf /*

I accidentally ran rm -rf /* on my Ubuntu 10.10 and canceled the command quickly then. Although I was not sudo but a lot of my files were deleted. The system has become less responsive and I am not ...