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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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Repair whole NTFS filesystem

I'm searching for useful tools for repairing a whole NTFS partition / drive, not only specific files. My usecase: I'm trying to clone a netbook drive via partimage. Unfortunately the NTFS partition ...
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Fixing software center catalog

I'm new to Ubuntu, it looks like it is better than Windows. Last day I tried to install Kget (the download manager) but during the process my computer suddenly stopped working. So I had to switch it ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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I broke Ubuntu 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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System broken after installing glib2 from sources [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 from VirtualBox. My goal is to install Gtk+ 3.4.1 from sources. I already failed to do this once (described in the original version of this question), then restored system ...
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Live disk session installer hangs [closed]

So here's the long story, WIn7 updated itself, broke its ability to boot. I use the windows repair session, and that breaks grub. Now I'm running from an ubuntu live disk, have tried multiple times to ...
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Cant boot after trying to install a second Hard Drive [closed]

I tried to install a second hard drive in my PC {not much experience with that}, and when I tried to boot neither the new nor the old drive worked. {The extra drive I added had already Windows on ...
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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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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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system not booting

During an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 my computer suddenly froze. I restarted the computer and now it will not boot. I tried using boot repair but it did not help. I have seen various commands such as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...