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Questions about using and getting tasks done with the command line recovery mode.

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I've just go the "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." screen

I broke my system by editing one of the gnome applications found in the applications directory, it was something to do with libreoffice writer I think. I changed the path of the icon to an image I ...
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"Invalid signature"...."you need to load kernal first" error....when trying to access Advanced options in Recovery Mode Ubuntu 18.04

This is as far as I get when trying to get into the Recovery Mode to rest my password since Ubuntu 18.04 does not recognize the correct password. At the top of the screen it says : GNU GRUB Ver 2.04 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 keyboard and mouse not working after boot after changing input drivers

After switching from Gnome desktop to Unity on my Ubuntu 20.04 laptop, I found there were no touchpad settings in the Mouse & Touchpad pane of the settings window. While searching for a way to ...
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Recovered /usr/bin folder - Problem with permissions

I accidentally deleted my /usr/bin/ folder on my Raspberry Pi with Ubuntu server. Luckily I had a backup. Its a little bit old, but not much changed since then. I thought I could just copy the old bin ...
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Stalls Booting Into Recovery Mode

So I just received a second hand nvidia system running Ubuntu. No clue about logins so I tried to boot into recovery mode but every time I select the option to it gets stuck booting on one line ...
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I am stuck in XFCE with no option to change to GNOME [duplicate]

I am usually using Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome DE. Since my laptop is slow, I wanted so see how it will work with XFCE. In the login screen, I switched to XFCE and it was a terrible experience with very ...
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Locked out of my Xubuntu laptop - Dell Latitude e6530

This has never happened to me before. I changed my password, set for No Password on login, and, noticing that I wasn't an administrator, I made myself one, though I'm the only user and the only one ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Keyboard and mouse do not work in BOTH sign-in screen as well as recovery for all kernel versions newer than 5.11.0-43-generic

IMPORTANT: Also, the recovery for 5.11.0-43-generic (My only working kernel currently) has the same issue. The keyboard does not function in recovery on any kernel I have installed. However, 5.11.0-43-...
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Returning to ubuntu from xubuntu

When I choose ubuntu option from the booting list as usual, it loads the xubuntu logo and then stucks in: /dev/nvme0n1p7: recovering journal /dev/nvme0n1p7: clean, X/Y files, Q/Z blocks. *X, Y, Z and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 is not loading after cancelling "resetter" in progress

I was using resetter to reset my PC. It showed some error while resetting so I had to cancel it. I cancelled it in the middle of the operation. It deleted some important folders. I could not open the ...
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How to exit from recovery mode in Ubuntu 18.04, system is stuck after trying to enable networking option?

After trying to 'enable networking" option in recovery mode in Ubuntu 18.04, the system is stuck. Not able to reboot. How much time it will take for recovery? System is stuck in the following ...
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ubuntu 18.04 boot error, even in recovery mode

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 on NUC10i3FNK. I rebooted the NUC yesterday. However, a black screen appeared. I guess it's because of the driver update.. After searching for the problem, the solution is to ...
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The boot is stuck at screen that shows the logo of the motherboard

After getting recovering journal, then running sudo fsck -f / at root recovery. Then getting /dev/sdb7 is mounted e2fsck: cannot continue, aborting I tried to boot from a live disk. I connected the ...
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Grub automatically boots into Recovery mode

Hardware Information: OS: Ubuntu 21.10 impish Kernel: x86_64 Linux 5.13.0-21-generic Uptime: 25m Packages: 2223 Shell: bash 5.1.8 Resolution: 2560x1600 DE: Gnome WM: Mutter WM Theme: Orchis GTK Theme:...
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How to fix ubuntu when recovery mode won't work and can't access windows?

Basically, I can't run ubuntu or recovery mode either _ This shows up when I try to boot Ubuntu or recovery mode . I don't think it's a hardware problem, I used to run ubuntu every day on the very ...
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Problems with passwd in recovery mode. Every entry has no effect, shows 'options' each time

I have forgotten my password, so I am trying to reset it in recovery mode. When I drop down to shell through the recovery mode menu, I make the system read/write: mount -o remount,rw / then, when I ...
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/lib/recovery-mode/recovery-menu line 80 /etc/default/rcs: no such file

I am new to ubuntu/linux. I have checked similar questions but it doesn't answer my question. In grub when i select network(wired) or fsck. i get the error message. /lib/recovery-mode/recovery-menu ...
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Need to use recovery mode to boot when I change kernel

I have setup a VMware with Ubuntu 20.04 and my kernel version is 5.4. I download kernel version 4.4 and write some simple system call. And then compile and install to my system. When I boot with ...
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Password login issue, can’t open grub

So I changed my password using the command line using using the passwd command. I restarted and cannot login using the new password or any of my old passwords so I am unable to use my computer. I have ...
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ubuntu login failure after uninstalling protonvpn

Hi: After trying for hours to login to protonvpn using its app on ubuntu 20.04 (and not having internet access during that time) I decided to uninstall the protonvpn app, and start over. Big mistake. ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 No users on login screen unless i boot from recovery

I recently upgraded form 20.04 to 21.10(I had it set to only ask for upgrade for LTS and so assumed 21.10 was LTS) upon powering on, keyboard works fine in grub, but going into ubuntu it takes a long ...
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Upgrade from 21.04 to 21.10 interrupted and cannot get to recovery mode

When I choose the recovery mode option in grub, I get a blinking screen with the below message: /lib/recovery-mode/recovery-menu: line 120: /lib/recovery-mode/options/whiptail:: No such file or ...
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Xubuntu runs well in recovery mode but freezes in normal mode

I have been using Xubuntu 20.04 LTS as a primary OS. From time to time it gets randomly freezes and restarts. Freezing might be any time regardless of opening some specific program. While freezing ...
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Can't login after removing python3 and reinstalling

I removed python3 without knowing it might cause problems. Then I reinstalled python3, ubuntu-desktop and gnome in recovery mode and also did package repair. Now i can see the login page but when i ...
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Failed recovery mode in Ubuntu 20.04

I ran out of free space in my ubuntu, I could not load ubuntu normally as before, so I was working through recovery mode but I did not understand what happened that recovery mode also failed so when I ...
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Recovery mode failed and can't login

When I try to boot up Ubuntu recovery mode, it fails. Then I am asked to enter login and password. When I do that, I got a message that I only can see for about half a second, then it disappeares and ...
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The root filesystem on /dev/sda2 requires a manual fsck - No CD/USB on hand

So I can't access my work laptop at all. I didn't try to uninstall ubuntu or anything, but the last time I used it it just froze and I had to press the power button until it shut down to get it ...
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Trouble removing NVIDIA drivers

I've recently installed graphic drivers for an nvidia geforce RTX 2070. After that, Ubuntu (version 21.04) wouldn't boot anymore. (Lots of people seem to have this issue, see e.g. [1], [2], [3].) I've ...
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UFW Firewall in Rescue Mode - do settings made there stay applied when Ubuntu 18.04 is rebooted to live mode? Mine don't seem to

Running Ubuntu 18.04. I have had trouble with uwf so I decided to reinstall and reset. I have booted the VPS into rescue mode. Did the following mounting: fdisk -l mkdir /mnt/mydrive mount dev/sdb1 /...
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Is it possible to recover ubuntu 20.04?

Somehow I ended with an unbootable system. I traced the problem to my /lib folder and possibly to other system folders I currently have this ls -lsha lib lib32 lib64 libx32 usr/lib32/ usr/lib64 usr/...
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How get out of Ubuntu Recovery Menu?

I had a problem in booting my Ubuntu so I followed the steps to boot in recovery mode , but when I reached this recovery menu , it does got any back or forward even if I press enter or press exit , it ...
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Retrive External Drive Data on Ubuntu 20.04

Previously I am using ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Dell Vostro 3458 laptop, on account of some technical problem in the display manager & others, I did a fresh ubuntu 20.04 LTS installation. I had a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Stuck on Black Screen Before Login

My computer is stuck on black screen with cursor before Login after booting into Ubuntu 20.04, nothing is working, even cursor is not moving, its freeze, i also tried CTRL+ALT+F4 its not opening the ...
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Ubuntu works only when started in recovery mode

I'm running Ubuntu 21.04 on Honor Magicbook and it worked fine until recently. Now, every time I start Ubuntu I get to log in screen, but after submitting my password I only see a mouse pointer on a ...
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Win10 going into recovery mode after installing Ubuntu, Gparted shows 290GB partition as unallocated

as done several times before(on other pc's), I installed Ubuntu next to Win10-64bit. It's a BIOS not UEFI, on an Lenovo Laptop To summarize: during install using Ubuntu installation resized and ...
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Can't Boot in Recovery Mode (Ubuntu 20.04)

Normal boot works (sort of) while in recovery mode hangs before the login. Recently I've had a problem with Xfce desktop not loading except through recovery mode, following this: While in GRUB and on ...
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Ubuntu black screen on startup

I have a Lenovo T460 running Ubuntu 20.04. Recently I unplugged it from an external monitor and then restarted it. Since then it has stopped working correctly. Now when I turn it on, I see the Lenovo ...
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Can’t log in/boot Ubuntu 20.10

I was updating my nvidia drivers from the ones that came with Ubuntu, then restarted and after it showed the Ubuntu logo it goes to a blank screen with a single blinking dash. I have read other ...
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Login incorrect or forbidden by policy

I am trying to boot the Ubuntu through recovery mode. When I select "Resume normal boot", I see the following window. Then, when I input the login and password, I get the red error: "...
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How to fix "Drop to root Shell Prompt"?

I cannot load the ubuntu through the normal boot. So, I am trying to work on that by "Drop to root shell prompt" in the recovery mode. But, when I try to write anything I see diamond ...
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Keyboard not working on Ubuntu 18.04 login screen

My keyboard and mouse are not working on the login screen hence I can't enter my password and log in to the system. I can enter into tty sesstion and recovery mode, and keyboard works there. I ...
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I deleted "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6" library - I think I lost everything

Context I am a novice with Ubuntu. I have been using the 16.04 LTS version for a while now, and I am just starting to understand some basic concepts. Sadly, I think that today I went a bit too far out ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 after update, can't start/hangs and can't start recovery mode

Ubuntu 20.04 after update, can not start/hangs and can not start recovery mode. Last night I ran update when the message popped up. Unfortunately since the reboot the system behaves funny. Either it ...
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Boot from Grub sub menu and recovery mode only - Menu Assignment to Lubuntu

After a few attempts I managed to install Lubuntu 20.04 on a new Asus VivoBook 513 (Intel graphic) alongside Win10, so that the Grub boot menu appears now (Windows seems to be very obstinate in ...
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ubuntu won't boot to recovery mode

I have installed nvidia driver this way and rebooted: apt install nvidia-driver-460 After that Ubuntu won't boot. It shows blank screen and does not respond not any keys. Looks like something wrong ...
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I Can't Log In to my Account after Password reset

I forgot the password to my admin account in ubuntu, I googled how to reset ubuntu admin password, then did the following steps from the tutorial that I found online Enter Recovery Drop to root shell ...
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I have a problem with Ubuntu

I use Linux, installed the Ubuntu distribution, as it is based on it. Now I decided to play around with wine and put a couple of toys from Windows, installed wine and lutris. I installed Vulkan driver ...
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Will I lose data in recovery mode?

I search everywhere if I will lose data in recovery mode so will I? I looked everywhere even in ask ubuntu and found nothing helpful.
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root filesystem auto mounts in recovery mode (Ubuntu 20.10)

I need to get to recovery mode so I can run zerofree on my root partition before shrinking the hard disk (it's a virtual machine hard disk). When I boot to recovery mode (via grub), it mounts / and I ...
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Unable to boot in recovery mode - dual boot

I dual booted Ubuntu 18.04 with Windows 10 on my laptop. It was working fine until one day it just started showing this error: Error connecting to tpm chip I have tried following some fix suggestions ...
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