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Ubuntu 22.04 stuck in emergency mode

I force reboot my laptop after a fail in the installation of a printer. I remember before rebooting that I used stacer to clean the cache, logs, and removed some snapd packages using it also. Now my ...
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Restart loop after Ubuntu install on USB

My laptop has become unusable, please help. I tried installing Ubuntu for the first time on a USB stick to run from any computer. Here are the steps I took: downloaded Ubuntu from web on Windows and ...
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How to get to grub menu

I want to get to ubuntu recovery mode and I don't know how to get to grub menu. I am using ubuntu 22. I tried to hold or press many keys such as esc or shift left/right. I switched on the computer and ...
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having an issue related to dev/sda5 mounting. when booting up the screen goes as recovering journal and dev/sda5 clear blocks.target is busy issue

/dev/loop9 853M 853M 0 100% /snap/intellij-idea-community/483 /dev/loop13 667M 667M 0 100% /snap/onlyoffice-desktopeditors/181 $ sudo parted /dev/sda 'print' [sudo] password for prithivira Model: ATA ...
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Ubuntu dual boot: Windows boots in recovery mode

I have a HP Elitebook Bang&Olufsen laptop installed with a corporate Windows OS distribution. I recently decided to make it into a dual boot with Ubuntu 22.xx LTS. Steps: Go into the only Windows ...
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Fix changing all files permissions to default user in ubuntu [duplicate]

I accidentally ran the command sudo chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu . while i was in the root directory. Now every single files user and group has changed to the Ubuntu user and group. And none of the ...
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Resolvconf-pull-resolved.path: no such file or directory

I am having an issue with connecting to my mobile hotspot from the recovery mode. The reason I want to connect to the internet in this manner is because my pc somehow, got stuck on the boot menu when ...
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How to fix cursed machine with broken recovery mode and broken GNOME

Recovery mode shows a screen that apparently can't find dpkg/apt/any coreutil executables: here, GNOME crashes after login attempt with correct password, systemctl status gdm shows: Nov 02 16:38:19 (...
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I cannot shutdown Ubuntu 22.04. Failed to unmount /oldroot/dev

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 alongside Windows on an HP Victus with an Nvidia 3050 ti mobile and I cannot shut down Ubuntu properly. During the shutdown I get the following error messages: ...
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Booting problem after updating the graphic card driver

I was working with my computer when I received the Nvidia graphics card driver update message and confirmed the update; After that, I stopped working with the computer and left the house. When I came ...
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Change windows manager from recovery mode?

Is this possible? choosewm says its not installed and I can't install it, presumably because I can't connect to WiFi from recovery mode I'm running Fossa
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Ubuntu shows a black screen which only has a blinking cursor

My computer is an IdeaPad 3 Slim 3. Intel Core i5 Intel iRIS XE graphics Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows The problem started after I created a bootable USB for cloning the image from another computer,...
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run file-system checks on ubuntu server using live media

I'm getting a readonly file system error with my ubuntu server after a power outage. I have the thumb drive I installed the server from. It's been suggested I boot from the thumb drive and run file-...
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Error on Ubuntu boot up - it stays in recovering journal. How can I solve this?

I have a problem when starting my Ubuntu machine. The problem appeared right after doing: sudo apt purge nvidia* libnvidia* sudo apt autoremove sudo reboot After the machine came back to life, I got ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 freezes on boot after installation

Note, I do not meet the problem described below with Ubuntu 20.04. Problem: After a "successful" installation of Ubuntu 22.04. I reboot my computer but it freezes on a black screen with this ...
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Cannot find my lvm structure anymore : sudo pvs from CD/ISO shows nothing

a collegue crashed the LVM structure of a VM so I'm trying to help him repair the LVM structure. I first tried to boot into recovery mode but I end up in a busybox shell. So I rebooted into an Ubuntu ...
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Can't enter recovery mode after crash while installing nvidia drivers

Hi guys how are you? I have ubuntu 22.04 and everything was working fine until I decided to upgrade my current version of cuda to version 12. As always happens when installing nvidia drivers something ...
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Recovery mode stuck at Loading, please wait... Starting version

I have this ubuntu VM and recently when I booted it virtual box gave me an error and shut down before it started It happened the first time I booted my VM after installing docker and ran wsl --update, ...
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Ubuntu root partition is full, system won't boot, and "sudo apt-get clean" isn't working

I set up an Ubuntu rig to host Plex and act as a file server on my local network. I'm new to Ubuntu, so I followed directions and things seemed to be running fine--no problems with boot up or memory. ...
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Upgrade to 20.04 broke from 18.04

Although some diag tool (boot-repair: report here) run from 22.04 live USB (probably EFI) states the system is 20.04 and maybe missing an EFS partition, it never had (upgrade was run from 18.04 just ...
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Forgot username and password to Ubuntu

I have an M1 Macbook and used UTM to create an Ubuntu VM. I have now forgotten my username and password for the VM and do not see a recovery boot option in the GNU GRUB menu: How can I recover or ...
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No Display Signal whatsoever after switching graphics driver

Ubuntu 22.04 Primary Windows 10 Dual Boot AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ASRock B550M-C RTX 3070 I recently tried to get my RTX 3070 working on the linux half of my dual boot system. I'm a complete noob at this ...
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Black Screen after installing NVIDIA drivers on ubuntu 22.04

I have a dual boot system with an NVIDIA RTX 3070. I've had no problems in the past working on ubuntu and using windows for gaming. I tried to install Nvidia Drivers on ubuntu to get my GPU working on ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 20.04 hung up and had to power off. After powering off, cannot boot into Linux on dual boot PC

For a little while now (6 years) my Lenovo z70 laptop was dual booted with having Windows 10 on one partition and Linux Ubuntu 16.04 on another partion. Unfortunately, I had to upgrade to 18.04 since ...
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Ubuntu boot stops after “Loading Initial ramdisk” - can’t start in recovery mode or using bootable USB [closed]

I have Ubuntu installed on Intel NUC 10 since mid 2020. It was working fine up until this week. The system doesn’t boot past “Loading initial ramdisk…” - automatically shuts down right after that ...
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Give root password for maintenance (or press Control-D to continue):

I just upgraded Ubuntu today and when it's restarted it's showing subject message. The main problem is I forgot my root password. Now it's repeatedly saying: Give root password for maintenance (or ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 stuck in emergency mode with 90% of commands not working

I'm in a bit of a situation here and quite a Ubuntu/linux newbie, plus I didn't find any working solution for us in other posts facing similar problem, hence every help is more than welcome. In ...
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How to undo ubuntu upgrade

My PC crash during ubuntu upgrade. After rebooting I get the following error message: kfd kfd amdgpu : Topaz not supported in kfd. I tried all command lines from recovery mode unfortunately it didn't ...
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Boot to USB from Shell?

I can't boot into the OS (I'm getting Oh no! Something went wrong.). I can boot into grub (and edit grub to open shell), or boot into recovery and open shell from there. Normally, I would just boot to ...
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Network controller unclaimed only in Recovery

An update to the Nvidia drivers causes my Ubuntu 22.04.1 (Kernel 5.15.0-53) to not boot beyond a black screen with a blinking cursor, and most suggestions to resuscitate this involve purging and ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 boots to a black screen with login

When I try to boot my machine, this is the output: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS <my_name>-pc tty1 <my_name>-pc login: The whole screen is black. If I login in then it's like I'm in a huge terminal ...
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Emergency mode erased all my files

Sometimes it happens that after an update my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS reboots in emergency mode. First time I ran `fsck /dev/sda1` and solved the problem with no bad consequences. But second time it happened, ...
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Ubuntu screen turns black after "recovering journal" and purple screen in recovery blacks out

One day, I was powering off my PC to check the thermal paste because it was getting hot. I turned it back on, and now the screen momentarily says "recovering journal" then turns black. I ...
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Can't edit .profile from recovery

I'm trying to use cat from recovery menu. What happens it will open, but it stays in the terminal prompt. It will load the file, but I can't edit it. How can I get it to be editable? I need to remove ...
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Ubuntu cannot boot problems

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and it worked well, but when I turned on my computer this morning, the following problem occured. Problem screenshot I am fairly new to Linux and have no idea what this could mean ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes after some time of use while Windows blue screens randomly and restarts every time

I have a dual booted system with Windows and Ubuntu. I try to turn on my laptop and boot in windows and it just blue screens after a couple of minutes of use (no specific application, sometimes a game,...
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Ubuntu 22.04 hanging in recovery mode

I am trying to boot into recovery mode. On boot type the right shift key loads the GRUB menu V. 2.06 Selecting Advanced options for Ubuntu Selecting Ubuntu, with Linux 5.16.0-47-generic (recovery mode)...
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Upgrade 20.04 LTS Desktop to 22.04 LTS Desktop - How to prevent a crash or to recover your previous kernel and OS?

I tried to do release upgrade from 20.04 LTS Desktop to 22.04 LTS Desktop. During the installation progress everything seemed fine till the end. After restart the Grub boot loader seemed normally, but ...
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Machine won't boot after upgrade from 18.04.6 to 20.04

I just tried to upgrade from Lubuntu 18.04.6 to 20.04 on a Station M2 mini PC. It's like a fancier Raspberry Pi. The upgrade completed and the computer was functional. Upon reboot, I can't get the ...
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Failed to start process automatic reporting is enabled

I've recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop, and all was running smoothly until this morning, when I tried to log in and got an error: Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not boot: /dev/sda5 clean, 525049/30343168 files, 13164811/121342720 blocks

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and Windows 10 on my computer and it uses NVIDIA drivers. When I enter Ububtu this message appears: /dev/sda5 clean, 525049/30343168 files, 13164811/121342720 blocks For fixing ...
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I can no longer boot into Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm really new to Ubuntu and got my PC about 2 months ago. While I was crypto mining I tried to figure out how to overclock using GreenwithEnvy but it kept giving me the error: "Error Applying ...
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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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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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