Questions tagged [recovery-mode]

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

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I changed the background in login screen and now I can not log in

I Changed the background screen and when I tried to login it displays a error message. I followed these steps. vitux.com/how-to-change-login-lock-screen-background-in-ubuntu edited using text ...
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how to start recovery mode for Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 LTS when connecting through SSH?

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 LTS and I need to modify some settings using the recovery Mode. I have to connect through a VPN using SSH (Putty), so I'm not sure what the ...
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unrecognized characters in recovery mode terminal

I wanted to update my Ubuntu version 18.04 to a later version. I used update manager(cannot remember the name of the ubuntu utility) provided in Ubuntu. However, it got stuck in the middle and the ...
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Desktop never appears outside recovery mode

So I tried running Lubuntu from a live USB, and it worked, except for one thing: it couldn't use Wi-fi without the drivers, so the only way it could access the internet was through USB. Now, that ...
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update to ubuntu 20 from recovery release

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 machine with some problems which cause it not to have internet connection on it. Due to those problem I am currently using the release version of boot recovery, and would like ...
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Stuck in emergency mod, I tried something to get out, it get worse

edit : Sorry if I wasn't clear, I will try my best to be understable I'm STUCK in emergency mod and I did something stupid to solve my issue I edit the wrong UUID via edit/etc/fstab : I erased the ...
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Start in Emergency mode

My computer starts in emergency mode. My processor is AMD Rysen Threadripper 1950x. I am on Ubuntu 16.4 LTS. These error lines keep printing on the terminal: [ 3276.313138] pcieport 0000:00:01.1 PCI ...
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How to salvage user home files from previous installation

I was upgrading to 20.04 from 19.10 and the install process froze (probably b/c I was being an idiot and running other applications at the same time). So after rebooting my computer is basically ...
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Not booting except in recovery mode

I don't even understand the problem. # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more ...
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I broke Ubuntu, I want to backup my data and reinstall it

I love Ubuntu, started using 16.04 in December. I was trying to use some terminal commands to resolve an issue with Docker, and I think that's what led to Ubuntu failing to boot thereafter. (The main ...
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Can I install new Ubuntu instead of resolving unknown filesystem entering rescue mode.grub rescue problem

I have deleted Ubuntu partition and getting unknown filesystem entering recovery mode. Can I install new Ubuntu os instead of resolving this problem as I am not understanding it. Will it be possible.
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How can I remove a bad program without logging in?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. I decided to install indicator-multiload. When I had tried to install it on Ubuntu 18.whatever, it had caused me to get logged out whenever I tried to log in. I ...
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Hard disk is not recognized by BIOS after a clean in recovery mode of UBUNTU!

My laptop had a dual boot with windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04LTS. My Ubuntu partition was low on space, when I tried to boot into ubuntu system it showed some error which suggested that I was low on ...
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How to update driver of an existing Ubuntu installation via live usb stick

For whatever reason, after a reboot of my Ubuntu 18.04 system, neither of my keyboard, mouse and network card was working any longer. I was not able to login, but the system was not frozen, since ...
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How to change a lost password of user account with full disk encryption enabled?

I have lost the password with Sudo privileges of my computer. I have searched the internet and this forum and have seen that this is usually rectified by entering recovery mode by holding the left ...
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Reset password in Ubuntu 19.10

I want to reset the password, when I write any word it looks like this in the screen. I didn't type any letters, just something like asterisks and then Ubuntu 19.10 gives command not found.
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Keyboard types only numbers while letters are typed like diamonds

In recovery mode's root shell; whenever I type a letter it appears on the screen like a diamond. You can seen an example Numbers are working great. How can I make it write out English instead of ...
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Some Screen Problem

first time here! I'm having a problem and I need HELP I installed an add-on to dim my screen for the night, but the result was not so satisfying, the screen went automatically black, no way of seeing ...
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Can Reinstall macOS delete partitions?

I made an Ubuntu partition on Mac (rEFInd). I installed something that made me loose connection to Ubuntu, cannot login. Ubuntu cannot be fixed because I cannot get into recovery mood by holding down ...
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UVD not responding on Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS dual-boot with windows. It was running fine, until I decided I don't like the interface and got the KDE Plasma environment. It asked to restart, so I did, then ...
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How to uninstall malfunctioning extension in recovery mode?

I installed an extension called IdleRPG from the Ubuntu software center - which crashed my computer. Now, when I try to login, this extension crashes me back to the login page. How do I remove this ...
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Problem with recovery mode

I'm running Ubuntu 18 and while I load recovery mod it only show numbers running up in increasing order and it didn't stop. How can I stop this booting and stop running recovery mode?
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Ubuntu 19.10, have I messed up?

Yesterday I tried to upgrade from 18.04 to 19.10 but when I rebooted the laptop it doesn't go further than a black screen. I can't even access to the recovert mode. What can I do? Edit: I can see the ...
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OS is not loading due to Bad TLP in Recovery Mode

I am facing some problem in my Ubuntu server (16.04 LTS). All of a sudden, my monitor went black and when I forcefully opened the Grab and try the OS in recovery mode, it is showing Bad TLP with PCIe ...
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Recovering Ubuntu Desktop

I was having problem with "broken packages" error. I tried few solution but they went in vain. Then I tried one: removing source.list from /etc/apt/ I thought rebuilding source.list will fix the ...
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Recovery Console is Corrupt but loads on Ubuntu 19.10

The Recovery Console on Ubuntu 19.10 kernel 5.3..Latest is corrupt but it loads. The spelling is not correct but I can tell what the options are. How can I fix this? I have reinstalled and it's still ...
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What should I do in emergency mode where I got couldn't find amd

Suddenly I'm facing now this problem and searched for solving it but couldn't . My laptop is Lenovo g5070 This happened until the electricity come back cause I had a problem with it and laptop was ...
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HDD is always spining and I get this screen when I go into recovery mode

I tried logging into my Ubuntu, but it's impossible to do anything on the recovery mode. I have the screen attached repeatedly, again and again. The HDD is always working when I login in to the ...
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I want my PC to boot in recovery mode by default

I have a headless 18.04 machine without screen, mouse and keyboard. I can't press keys to select the recovery mode and the machine won't show a working greeter in standard mode. So I want it to start ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 failed to boot: Failed to start MySQL Community Server

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 19.04. As soon as I tried to boot the system it stops and the message I am getting is the following: Failed to start MySQL Community Server Attached is also a photo I ...
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Boot fail after update: How to access encrypted home directory from root shell

My Ubuntu 18.04 laptop has failed to boot up since an update yesterday evening. I'm getting a "Started Hold until boot process finishes up" message. This question and answer suggest that I need to ...
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Wrong input symbols in recovery mode

ubuntu 18.04 I'm trying to reset pass (for learning purpose) and impact with input-language problem in recovery mode. It ask: "Press Enter for maintenance (or press Control-D to continue)" I try to ...
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Stuck In Emergency After Trying To Mount Drive

Was following this guide on how to mount a drive for installing steam games but then after a restart got stuck in emergency mode. https://www.instructables.com/id/Assigning-Multiple-Drives-to-Steam-...
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ubuntu root password set in recovery mode not working

I am using 19.10 upgraded from 19.04. The OS was a virtual machine image downloaded from https://www.osboxes.org/ubuntu/ the downloaded image was 19.04 which I had upgraded to 19.10 There were some ...
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Ubuntu Does not BOOT after Started GNOME

Ubuntu stuck after [OK] Started GNOME then nothing happens it doesn't even says what its doing next I remember I deleted some ppa dependencies from Ubuntu Software Center I don't know if this ...
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Deleting Windows 10 partition while using Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my machine alongside Windows 10. I selected the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" option when installing, and when I deleted my Windows partition in Ubuntu's Disk ...
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Unistalled Xorg, now I cannot login

I was getting the following error Ubuntu 16.04 graphics failure: (EE) error, (NI) not implemented; (EE) VESA(0): V_BIOS address 0x0 out of range After following the uninstall part of the solution in ...
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Accessing Recovery Mode

How do I access the recovery mode in Ubuntu 18.04? I don't see any form of grub bootloader when the system boots - it just goes straight into the OS.
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Ubuntu started stop Ureadahead data collection 45s after completed startup

Ubuntu recovery mode -> Repair broken package after then Reading cache [ok] started stop ureadahead data collection 45s after completed startup. Then command prompt recovery mode goes to hang about ...
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How can I reset my sudo password with a separate monitor?

My laptop screen has been damaged, so I have a separate monitor connected, but when I'm in recovery mode the separate monitor doesn't get the signal from the laptop so I can't see what the screen says ...
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Recovery mode error hp15

I am new in the forum :) I cant start ubuntu in my notebook hp15. I had ubuntu for a while alongside windows 10 in this computer. I used both OS normally until last week, when suddenly after ...
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How can I enable SSH remote server when in recovery mode? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu Server 18.04.2. How can I enable SSH server on this system when in recovery mode?
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System recovery: can’t manipulate encrypted files

Something has used up all the disk space on my home directory and caused my computer to freeze up. I tried to reboot and the system would not do so, and I then booted into recovery mode. Using the ...
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Ubuntu boot error: how to repair encrypted ssd from Ubuntu USB boot?

When I startup my Dell Xps 13 9350 on which the Ubuntu 18.04 is the only OS installed, after inserting the encryption/decryption password for the ssd, I get the following error. Error: failed to ...
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I lost my all media files when i'm installing ubuntu , i accidentlly deleted all partitions , so how do i recover? [duplicate]

July 1 I installed ubuntu with a bootable pen, then accidentally I deleted all the partitions including windows, I lost my media files. plz, help me to recover my media files :(
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Problem with Grub Recovery Menu on Xubuntu 18.04.2

This is a duplicate of: fsck e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting because I can not comment there and it is obvious to me that people marking this as duplicate and the one's responding didn't really ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 19.04 into recovery mode

I installed Ubuntu 19.04 and Docker. I'm running some home automation containers on them. Everything was fine and I was happy. Recently one of my friends modified my user permission allowing me to ...
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TensorBook: can't enter Ubuntu desktop

I have removed Nvidia drivers using sudo apt-get remove nvidia-* and now I can’t enter desktop, I also get "A start job is running for Hold until boot process finishes up(time/no limit)", someone can ...
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Recovery mode shell not working

I reinstalled Grub and Friendly Recovery with no luck. My machine will boot to Ubuntu 19.04 just fine (it's been upgraded since about 14.04). Everything's running except I can't get into Friendly ...
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There isn't any “recovery mode” line on the GRUB menu using my USB drive with Kubuntu

I'm very, very happy using my new USB drive with Kubuntu 18.04 and persistent storage, but I have this challenge. I've read the documentation linked below but there isn't any "recovery mode" line on ...

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