Ubuntu Installation :: After Update Can Only Get Recovery Console

Apr 30, 2011

I upgraded on Thursday to Natty

I was using Classic - no effects

I allowed an update today and now when I boot I can only get to recovery console

If I select Ubuntu Classic I get


failed to load session "classic-gnome"

I don't really want to do a complete install

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May 18, 2010

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 alongside Win XP. I can boot into both fine. However, I no longer see the Win XP boot menu that allowed me to go into the Windows Recovery Console if I needed it. Previously with Ubuntu 8 & 9 this was briefly available after selecting the Win XP option from the grub menu, but not any more. How do I get it back?

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Aug 16, 2010

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I can ctrl+alt f2, and I just get a flashing cursor. So that's it then. My ubuntu box is hosed and I am about twenty minutes away from formatting and starting again. 6 months of schoolwork, designs for architectural competitions etc all gone.

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Sep 26, 2009

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Jan 17, 2010

I'm having an issue with LVM on an external USB drive. When booting, the system drops into a recovery console if the external drive is not powered on because it cannot find the volume group and members. The setup is one system drive with fedora 12 installed, one internal data drive; LVM volume group vg1 with 5 partitions and one external backup drive LVM volume group vg2 with 5 partitions. Both the data drive and external backup are the same size and identical layout.

I use an rsync script that I wrote to execute backups (mirroring actually).
fstab is set 'noauto' on the external partitions.
I am new to LVM and I'm stumped as how to make the system 'ignore' the external drive at boot, if not powered on.

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Sep 27, 2010

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Hes having trouble booting to cd at the moment so I need to know is there some sort of command that will fix or at least give some help that he can type in from this spot.

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Feb 22, 2011

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Running rpm_check_debug
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Jan 21, 2010

I've been using opensuse 11.2 and windows xp at parallel. After I decide to reinstall windows, I got the error saying "invalid partition table" after the first restart of windows xp installation.

I tried to use windows system recovery console and committing fixmbr and fixboot commands, but didn't work.

After all, i boot with opensuse livecd to run the grub and got my opensuse back.

How can I installed windows on a opensuse installed system? My plan was first to install windows xp, then opensuse again.

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May 28, 2010

I'm running Suse 9 service pack 2. I have the recovery cd in the system and have issued the following command /sbin/mkinitrd -m "reiserfs aacraid mptscsih jbd ext3" -b /tmp/kevin/boot -d /dev/sda2

They system responded with : Root Device: /dev/sda2 (mounted on / as reiserfs) Module List: reiserfs aacraid mptscsih jbd ext3 You may have to update your boot loader configuration QUESTION: How do I update the boot loader from the where I am now?

Note: the reason that I need the bott information is because during maintenance the module reiserfs was left out the kernel file when the a previous mkiniterd command was issued cuasing /dev/sda2 not to mount and the system to go into a kernel panic.

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Mar 11, 2009

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Aug 18, 2010

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May 16, 2011

Recently I did a kernel update (compiling it manually with help of SuSE Automatic Kernel Compiler). Everything works fine and I am happy with my own settings, however there is one thing that I would to enable. On the stock kernel there is a openSUSE bootsplash on startup and a nice looking openSUSE background image in console mode. On my newly compiled kernel there is no such a eyecandies. My question is: How to enable them on my own compiled 2.6.38 kernel?

P.S In the attachment you can see what i mean with that background image in console mode, so you get my point. This is the image found on the internet, my system is openSUSE 11.4 (64 bit)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Get To Recovery Mode

May 4, 2010

recovering a partial upgrade to Lucid.

4 core Xeon , was running 64 bit 9.10.

Upgrading over the weekend, but it failed, and suggested running dpkg-reconfigure -a

I couldn't launch any terminal/xterm windows, and couldn't login via ssh (kicked me out with xmalloc failure) or through a virtual console (showed garbled characters)

So I had to reboot.

Now the boot process -- I've tried recovery mode for all othe kernels I've got installed, but all fail in the same way:

Begin: Starting AppArmor profiles...
bash: xmalloc: ../bash/locale.c:73: cannot allotate 225469542417 bytes (0 bytes allocated)
Failure: AppArmor profiles failed to load.


It looks like it might be a libc problem. At any rate, I'd like to get into a recovery console to restart the update.

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May 3, 2011

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Aug 9, 2011

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Apr 3, 2011

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HD0 - 298.09 GB
279.36 GB NTFS
18.43 GB NTFS
103 MB FAT32

Want to add Ubuntu + Swap in the 90 or so GB range, fairly new to partitioning. Trying to create recovery disks using system tools is over 16 Gb, for that kind of expense I may as well just order recovery disks OEM if (When) Windows falls apart.

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Jun 7, 2011

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Sep 8, 2010

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Jan 19, 2010

After upgrading to 9.10 Karmic Koala, my Amilo Laptop (AMD64) refuses to boot. I installed GRUB2 which works fine for my WinXP ... and Karmic will boot in recovery mode.

When trying a normal boot, I get a black screen. CRTL-ALT-F1 yields just a blinking cursor. The system will immediately reboot when pressing CRTL-ALT-Entf.

When booting in recovery mode, I choose "Resume normal boot" from the menu, log in while in cosole mode and enter "startx" ... and the grafic environtment works fine!

Why does the system work in recovery mode, but does not start with a normal boot?


Here's some information on my system:

cat /proc/version

Linux version 2.6.31-17-generic (buildd@crested) (gcc version 4.4.1 (Ubuntu 4.4.1-4ubuntu ) #54-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 10 17:01:44 UTC 2009

description: Notebook
product: Amilo A3667G Series


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Apr 30, 2010

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I am trying to install ubuntu 10.04. I had ubuntu 10.10 but I want to install 10.04 (32 bit) because 10.10 is slow. Problems with cd drive/cd caused installation to be incomplete so system cannot reboot at all.

I just tried the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option and got
Gnu Grub Version 1.98+20100804-5ubuntu3
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-25-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-25-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-24-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)
Memory test (memtes86+, serial console 115200)

Which should I select? and what do I do to go on to install/reinstall 10.04?

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Mar 6, 2011

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Mar 8, 2011

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Apr 29, 2011

I installed and then reinstalled UBUNTU 11.04 /x86 server into clean HDD1. It was done however with errors and boots in console tty mode

After the last installation there was message regarding 4 errors

Then login prompt.

Intel Pentium 4/2,4 MHz, 512 RAM
Graphic card GeForce 4 MX440 /AGP8
2 HDD (HDD0- 230 GB Windows XP+GRUB, HDD1-180 GB UBUNTU 11.04)
CD ROM Plextor, FDD

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How can I backup the actual recovery partition, and keep its boot file intact. Then how can I restore this partition at a later time?

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Sep 2, 2010

I have just bought a new computer and I want to partition it to be dual booting as I have done a few times in the past.

Currently (alternatively, see attached screenshot):

There are three partitions:
/dev/sda1: FAT16 DellUtility (takes very little space and is of no concern)
/dev/sda2: ntfs RECOVERY (takes up 17.58GB and is marked boot)
/dev/sda3: ntfs OS (the rest of the computer, on which windows is currently installed)


it is safe to delete the current boot partition. I am also not quite clear on when the recovery partition would be used and whether it is really all that necessary (18GB doing nothing seems like a lot to me). Should I make a system recovery media for windows before repartitioning? Also, I am not sure which type of ext partition to use. Finally, I am not sure how big to make the swap space. I think I recall the normal rule being twice the RAM (6GB RAM in my case), but 12GB swap space seems like a lot. Although I do sometimes run memory intensive programs (simulations for research). I normally use other computers for such simulations since they have far more RAM than my computer can possibly have even with a large swap space.

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