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How can I boot to linux command line from GRUB? [duplicate]

I botched a gnome install on my virtual box and now when it boots it just hangs up at a black screen. I wante to get back into a command line and uninstall/reinstall gnome...
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Sudo command broken [duplicate]

I upgraded my dedicated server from ubuntu 11.1 to ubuntu 12.04. After the server upgrade says 'unable to initialize PAM: No such file or directory' when i am going to change the user to sudo. I got ...
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How to boot into single user mode in 14.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to switch to single user mode in 14.04. I tried sudo telinit 1 but this never gives you a prompt. I then tried editing the boot options from the grub menu when I reboot. I see a line ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode [duplicate]

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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Linux without graphical OS but with graphical resources

My first computer experience was with a Commodore. I would like to have Linux computer work similar to that. I was wondering if it was possible to have something similar using Linux. What I would ...
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Accidentally modified .bashrc and now I cant login despite entering password correctly

I messed up bigtime with the bashrc file. I was installing Gurobi and I had to set path variables in the bashrc file. So, I replaced all the text in bashrc with the path variables and saved the bashrc ...
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reboot and shutdown executables missing

I'm working with some proprietary scripts for a embedded Linux project. One of the scripts replaces the reboot and shutdown executables in /sbin/ with a symlink to a Perl program. I ran this script ...
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mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy

I am trying to move my /home directory following the steps described here in the Ubuntu help wiki. Everything works fine until I reach the point where I have to move /home to /old_home. When I issue ...
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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during installation ...
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1answer
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debugging `Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!`

After accepting to a kernel update my system stopped functioning. Commands on the terminal (like ls, cd, etc.) were not working and returned an error message command not found, as well as trying to ...
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Black screen during boot after TTY1 login

I've got a weeks-young install of 13.04 (3.8.0.29) and the computer has been powered on for a week. I turned it off for the night and now it freezes during boot. I have already checked this ...
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Can't login to my user account

This solution doesn't work. I'm using Guest account right now. I was just working on VirtualBox and listening to some music with Rhythmbox when suddenly my computer became laggy, and seconds later, ...
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How to start a KVM-guest as single user mode

How to start a KVM-guest as single user mode? When I tried to start the VM as sigle user mode, it displayed "Booting a command line" on the screen and got stucked. This guest VM starts fine as multi ...
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Bare-metal mode for Ubuntu

I'm interested to benchmark a console-mode application, and would like to reduce to a minimum any interferences from other processes in the system. Is there an easy way to boot into Ubuntu 12.04 in ...
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1answer
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Accidentally deleted my /etc/init.d folder from system [duplicate]

I know this is really bad, but I have accidentally deleted the init.d folder from my system. I am using VMWare player to load Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now my system is not starting properly. I don't have CD ...

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