I am working on a 7 year old laptop with Ubuntu 10.10, i.e Maverick. It's 32-bit. While the ubuntu boots up with some issues, particularly with the error of the BIOS clock, whose battery has died some time ago. While I press 'I' to ignore the error, bootup normally and go use ubuntu normally, I am unable to get into recovery mode as I need to change the sudo password.
Whenever I try to go into recovery mode it doesn't even load the menu options, all it does is loop endlessly something like this line: " Loading disk fsck: ... done" (not precisely this line but something like that) .
Also this is ubuntu was modified by some company for their own purposes, so I'm pretty sure they must have tried to disable the ubuntu recovery mode option. I just need help to confirm that.
I've tried to use boot-repair to fix Grub, but it didn't work and I still can't get into recovery mode.
Lemme know If there's any more detail I can add for understanding this issue.