Questions tagged [recovery-mode]

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

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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 the xfce desktop not loading unless through recovery mode, following this: While in GRUB ...
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Any way to remote into mounted ubuntu install?

I had an ubuntu install on an older MacBook Pro (early 2013) and had everything setup and configured properly. I even had the screen brightness toggle working! But the only thing I didn't have was ...
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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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dpkg fails to install anything when in recovery mode: temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com

The title pretty much says it all. I tried to boot Ubuntu in recovery mode to fix what i think are some broken packages but it fails. When i try resume from the recovery menu it will boot and the ping ...
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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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Nvidia driver curiously only loads properly when booting in recovery mode (Not blacklisted, secure boot disabled)

I've been having serious trouble getting the Nvidia drivers working on my machine with Ubuntu 20.04 and 20.10. My graphics card is an RTX 2080 and my machine is an ASUS desktop. I've been getting the ...
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Recovery mode not fully loading

I boot Ubuntu but it show below I post image . I go to recovery mode then it not fully loading it is stuck.please help me how to solve it.
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Cannot boot with any kernel, kernel panic

I think my problem may be related to a failed kernel update. Anyway, I cannot boot from any available kernel. I have tried rebooting, entering system recovery (boot options), and then selecting "...
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Change keyboard layout in recovery mode

I need to run certain commands in Ubuntu in recovery mode. The problem is that for some reason the input is Cyrillic. How can I switch it back to Latin? As you might see that problem is that I cannot ...
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Ubuntu, boots to black screen

Stuck at this screen ( dev nvme0n1 clean build) Hey I just started to dual boot Ubuntu on my laptop that has NVIDIA rtx 2060, I'm currently stuck on this screen, anyone that can guide me through this? ...
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Remove python - now apt is broke [duplicate]

I am running on Kubuntu 20.04. I uninstalled python3, now system is broken. When I boot to root recovery mode, I can not run apt update or apt install to fix all the broken packages. If I run sudo apt ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Normal boot works, recovery mode hangs

Most of the related questions here are about normal boot not working properly, but recovery mode working. In my case it's the other way around. I'm running a dual boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04 ...
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How can I recover from a failed hibernation wake up

I am trying to login after a failed a hibernation (my computer just hangs there) Now I can not get into the system. When I try to login, it tells me I am in emergecy mode, and I need to login as root. ...
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How to fix one existing Ubuntu installation from another

I have two partitions on my PC, each with Ubuntu 20.04 installed (separately). One of them has gone south, something related to graphics drivers and maybe also the bootloader. Is it possible to change ...
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Encrypted Ubuntu 20.04 on Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 - how to boot after unexpected shutdown

I have a new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 (15IIL05, Intel) 15.6" laptop with Kingston A2000 250 Gt NVMe PCIe SSD. I've made fresh Ubuntu 20.04.01 installation with the liveUSB using the encryption + LVM + ...
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Why am I only able to boot ubuntu from recovery mode?

Basically I've tried dual-booting ubuntu with windows 10 and when I try to boot ubuntu I get stuck with the message: /dev/sda8: clean, 201385/4890624 files, 2235266/19531008 blocks - I am able to then ...
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Root mode recovery password

I have a problem with the display in recovery mode, I cannot move in the menu in recovery mode as terminal prompts are printed over it like shown below:
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Ubuntu 20.04 won't boot (filesystem has errors), fsck didn't fix, recovery mode fails

In late November 2020, I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on an external hard drive, and I was using it with no significant problems. Then when I tried to boot it and log in (via the usual way) on Dec 21, it ...
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Attempting to reset password, however, Grub boot in recovery mode doesn't bring up the Recovery Menu, instead goes straight to Ubuntu Login Screen

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. It's a new Dell Laptop, and I have just powered it up and went through the Ubuntu start up process, and entered a password. However the password is not being accepted, so I ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 crash on boot

I was having problems with rgdal installation in R. After reinstalling and rebooting, the system crashed! I only see a black screen with: /dev/sdb2: clean, 734088/7782400 files, 22665507/31127296 ...
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Boot can't detect root partition

System: Ryzen 5, no integrated graphics B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard ADATA SX8100 512 GB SSD Nvidia GeForce 1660 main gpu Dual boot Ubuntu 20.04 and windows 10 UEFI firmware No overclocking or other ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 starts only in recovery mode

If I start my laptop I can see only a black screen and nothing happens. After restarting again I can chose recovery mode from GRUB. It looks like the video driver is missing, bc the movies in VLC ...
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How can I boot into recovery mode from an older Macbook Air?

Late 2010 Macbook Air 3-2 / Ubuntu 20.04 / No OS X. I chose to wipe disk when installing Ubuntu. I've uninstalled shim. I have rEFInd installed. I've tried holding down Shift or Escape when powering ...
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Log out error after installation of Ubuntu 20.04

I was trying to upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 18.04. Due to some internal error, the installation was not proper. Now I'm unable to boot any of the versions. It enters to a page "A problem has ...
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Only get internet from recovery menu

When I boot my ubuntu server, than the networkcard is UNCLAIMED... I can only get internet by booting in recovery mode and than press ENABLE NETWORK... How do I set that by default? I want to boot, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 I can't boot my system: starting update utmp about system runlevel changes

I have a problem with an installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on VMWare. Today I tried to start it and during the start process I obtained the following error message: starting update utmp about system ...
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Windows 10 in recovery mode and grub menu isn't showing up

I tried to install Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS in dual boot with windows 10..After the successful installation when I hit enter after removing the usb,the windows booted into recovery mode..grub menu isn't ...
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Booting to emergency mode; recovery mode is broken

Yesterday I went to use my computer (running Ubuntu 20.04) and instead of booting normally it started a disk check and then went to emergency mode. I'd set a root password at some point but couldn't ...
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Can only boot Kubuntu 20.04 in recovery mode

I'm a Linux begginer. Yesterday I installed Kubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 10. It ran perfectly, I even configured and customized it. But this morning it came to my surprise that if I ran Kubuntu ...
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I get a black screen with Ubuntu 20.04 / Windows 10 dual boot, only boots in recovery mode

I get a black screen with Ubuntu 20.04 / Windows 10 dual boot. Windows 10 boots fine, but Ubuntu 20.04 only boots in Recovery mode. I am really trying to give up my Windows life and adopt Linux as OS,...
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External HDMI monitor not displaying in Recovery Mode. Also boot problems

I use Ubuntu 18.04. I try to connect TV by HDMI cable to my PC, but nothing is showing. And I access from the recovery mode (because I have some problems withe the normal access like the figure). When ...
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Changing windows manager without a windows manager

I honestly don't know how to phrase my problem differently (Question title's awful, sorry!)... Just in case this is important, I'm using Lubuntu LTS 18.04. Here's what happened: I wanted to change my ...
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No successful boot without quick detour into recovery mode

My Ubuntu 20.04 (vanilla Ubuntu but using Xfce as default desktop) seems to have fallen into a rut in which successful boot is possible if I boot into recovery mode, going as far as the usual login ...
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Forgot username while in recovery mode (have password), what to do? [duplicate]

Ruined the update from 14 to 16 when I caused a freeze during the update, and now while in recovery mode, I forgot my username (I do know the password) which it keeps asking for while in safe mode. ...
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prevent systemd service starting in recovery-mode

I have a systemd service that has: [Unit] After=network-online.target krb5-kdc.service krb5-admin-server.service Wants=krb5-kdc.service network-online.target krb5-admin-server.service The service ...
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emergency mode help

My computer keeps going to emergency mode. I tried boot-repair and checked and repaired file system. New addition: If I re-install ubuntu mate, will I lose all my customizations? ACPI Error Namespace ...
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Cannot get to Ubuntu recovery mode (or Grub menu) [duplicate]

I know there are lots of questions re this, but none solve my exact issue. I accidentally gave a usermod -G instead of -a -G, and so have been removed from sudoers. I am using BIOS, so most of the ...
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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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