Ubuntu :: Use The Installation Disk And Repair / Reinstall?

Jul 13, 2010

I accidentally deleted the main default menu panel at top of desktop.Is there a way to recover it.where in the system would I find the various icons that are located in it.A list of the icons in each category?Or do I need to use the installation disk and repair / reinstall?

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General :: Ubuntu 8.01 Reinstall Or Repair

Jan 19, 2010

I am having some weird problems on my Ubuntu Hardy. Single partition. I wonder if there's a chance i can avoid the reinstall afresh and try some sort of repair from the ISO cd...?! Is it?

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General :: Reinstall / Repair Windows Over Ubuntu?

Mar 21, 2011

I had previously installed windows xp. Then I installed ubuntu and dual booting was fine. Now my windows is corrupted. I need to either repair or reinstall it, and I think my mbr will be affected. I will test all this on vmware first.

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Ubuntu :: File System Damage Repair Or Reinstall?

Dec 11, 2010

I booted up Ubuntu after a couple weeks of downtime. I think it had just installed updates before I shut it down. It seemed fine. I started updating it, then it started giving me a bunch of errors about the root file system being mounted read only, so I had to reboot. I've heard that it does that if the file system is corrupted or there is a hard disk failure. When I rebooted, it kernel panicked on all but the oldest kernel which did a fsck and rebooted. Then I was able to get back in, but most of my panel applets are gone and cannot be restored, it fails to start x at boot with no errors and I have to start it myself from the command line, it is unable to do updates, samba is gone, whenever I update-grub to add Gentoo to the list, it doesn't stay there and the computer is really slow. I have backed up my home folder to another partition. Do you think I will be able to repair it at all or should I just reinstall?

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Fedora :: Reinstall Grub - Repair Using Live Cd?

Jun 11, 2010

I have installed fedora 13 x64 using a live cd on my computer But i need to reinstall win7. after installing win 7 grub had been damaged. How can i repair Fedora using Live cd?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Restore Wubi After Windows Reinstall - Error: No Such Disk

Jul 4, 2011

I decided it was time to reinstall Windows 7 because it became increasingly slow. I know that there's a different solution to solve this problem, but as a user I'm just more satisfied with the noob friendliness of Windows. However, I know that it has its drawbacks so I had a dual boot setup with Wubi (30GB). My old configuration was as follows:

C: partition of size ~80GB with Windows 7 x64 installed
D: partition of size ~400GB with data and a wubi ubuntu at D:/ubuntu

So what I did was this:

- Backup all my personal files and D:/ubuntu on a external hdd
- Wipe the partitions using the windows installer
- Create a C: of 100GB and a D: of 380GB
- install windows 7 x64 on the C: partition

Now I would like to restore my backup of the old D:/ubuntu to a working dual boot system. I realize I may have missed some opportunities and the data may be gone, but I only found out about that when it was too late. I have tried installing wubi, and replacing the new ubuntu folder with the old one, but this did not work.

error: no such device: 9054698454696DC2
error: no such disk

I have also tried replacing only the root.disk file, with the same result. I searched for other people's solutions, but they did not seem to work in my case.

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Ubuntu :: Disk Formatted In Error - Boot Sector Repair

Nov 20, 2010

I was using the disk utility on Ubuntu 10.04 and wanted to make by 500GB external NTFS formatted USB drive into 1 x 50GB FAT32 and 1 x 450GB NTFS. I clicked the option that said format or create a partition and it basically wiped the whole thing in a split second leaving me with 500GB of seemingly empty space. Obviously the files are still there but I cannot boot the drive to view anything. I have downloaded testdisk, but don't know how to use it, but I am sure there is a relatively simple solution here. I am currently repairing the boot sector of the drive as Test Disk showed the drive as "no type" i.e. not FAT/NTFS/ext4 etc., but shows the correct amount of used space though, but I cannot view anything err go, I cannot use the undelete command as yet.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Reinstall The Games Package Or Reinstall The Update?

May 2, 2010

So I was messing around trying to uninstall Nibbles and reinstall since I have an issue starting that game and something happened and removed the submenu under Games called "Logic", which had another whole list of games.

Is it possible to reinstall the games package or reinstall the update?I'm thinking more of the lines of a system restore or something so back 2 days from today.

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Server :: LVM Repair Of Working Disk With Corrupted But Known Partition Structure?

Sep 8, 2010

I have a hard drive where one partition is used as part of a logical volume (LV) using LVM. The partition table is corrupted and prevents the partitions from showing as devices in /dev/. The corruption prevents the logical volume from coming on-line b/c LVM cannot find the part on the corrupted disk. I (am pretty sure) I know the block offsets and lengths for each partition on the disk but do not want to write to the disk in case I am wrong.

How do I go about recovering the logical volume in this scenario?

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General :: USB NTFS Disk Suddenly Won't Mount - Partition Gone / Repair It And MBR Without Losing Data?

Sep 12, 2009

Just ran into an uncomfortable problem. I usually never save any documents on my machine, and keep all my stuff on an external USB hard disk. (an 80GB TrekStor DS microdisk q.u)
Well yesterday this disk just would not mount.
Read through related posts but nothing seemed to work. Even tried it on a Windows machine.

Tried TestDisk utility. Found nothing wrong with the drive, but still could not repair the MBR.log code...

Palimpsest Utility recognized the drive, but just will not let me do anything with it except format it.

How can i repair the partitions and MBR without losing all my data?

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Fedora :: Find Documents Or Repair - Add In A Repair Line?

Nov 10, 2010

i know i asked earlier but i got my usb to be mounted on a different fedora distro. how do i now find my documents or repair it? also how do i add in a repair line if possible?

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Ubuntu :: How To Repair Ubuntu After System Disk Failure?

Jan 25, 2011

my netbook's hard drive has probably lost some data due to some bad sectors. Linux won't boot, no errors displayed at all.i can boot Ubuntu only from a USB stick i have created last month. Can i use it to fix disk and operating system errors ?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Reinstall System Without Formatting Hard Disk?

Aug 31, 2010

I've recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it doesn't accept password I set during installation. I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.

How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven't done backup... Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and loosing files?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cd Repair Not Working?

Apr 3, 2010

I managed to mess up my ubuntu 10.04 and now i can't repair.What am i doing wrong ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Is It Possible To Repair It With USB Stick Instead?

Apr 30, 2010

I had been running ubuntu 9.03 for quite some time, but for school I needed windows, so after installing windows on a free'd partition, it will not give me the ubuntu boot option and loads staright into windows(vista)[typical windows]. I am aware that one is able to repair it with an ubuntu boot disk, but my dvd-rom isn't functioning.My question is, is it possible to repair it with a USB stick instead?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Repair Installation Through LiveCD

Jun 5, 2011

I recently upgraded to 11.04 on my WUBI and after a while the OS just stopped booting. Every time I try to boot it drops to the grub command line. I can't boot manually because it says file not found when I enter "linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic" And I can't repair the installation through the LiveCD as it gives the error message:"(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: Input/output error.Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs".Can anyone help with restoring the OS?

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Repair Broken Grub2

Mar 31, 2010

I am currently in a country where the internet speed is roughly 15KB at best, if at all. So I cant download the 9.10 live CD. My grub2 broke when I reinstalled windows (because its so virus prone). This guide: [URL]. Says how to repair grub2 using grub2 live CD. Currently I have access to a 6.10 Ubuntu CD but when I try to mount the boot partition I get an error saying that the filesystem has unknown options. I think that the latest filesystem didn't exist back then and even if that would work. Can I reinstall grub2 using grub? Or is there any possibility to download an ultra small linux live system image with grub2? it seems all ubuntu variations come in 500MB+ packs.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To To Repair Erased Repositories

May 17, 2010

I upgrade from 9:10 to 10:04 and then I erased some repositories entry now I cannot upgrade. what next

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Ubuntu Installation :: Repair The System Using Live CD

Oct 28, 2010

I get this message when I boot

init: udevtrigger main process (440) terminated with status 1
init: udevtrigger post-stop process (449) terminated with status 1
init: udevtrigger main process (447) killed by TERM signal

I'm now on the live cd, is there anyway to either fix that, or just repair the system? I tried booting in safe mode too, none of those started up either.

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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Repair Update Manager

Jun 19, 2011

I have Ubuntu 11.04 on an AMD64 machine (HP Pavilion DM1). It worked fine for a while but recently any time I try to invoke the Update Manager.I have had some incidents of being unable to resume after sleep (until I disabled the catalyst driver) so possibly in one of those that file got hosed.

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Ubuntu :: Repair Installation / System Restore?

Oct 3, 2010

OK, so about a week ago or so my Ubuntu 10.04 install no longer recognizes my iPod Touch or Iphone. I have had no luck getting them to work. i REALLY do not want to fresh install Ubuntu. Is there a way I can like repair or restore (a la "Window$") that will fix the OS itself without removing any programs or settings?

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Ubuntu :: Repair Broken Installation Without Reinstalling?

Oct 23, 2010

I think a recent update to 10.04 somehow has broken my installation. When I turn on the machine, it just sits at the splash screen with the white dots turning orange from left to right as if it is going to boot up.

I have tried letting it sit there but after half an hour it still remains the same. I have tried booting into recovery mode but that fails somewhere along the startup process. Is there a way to 'repair broken installation' when booting up with live cd? I have been able to get to that option and I am trying to avoid doing a fresh install if possible.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Got Error 18 ; Used The Fixmbr At The Win Console For Repair?

Jan 21, 2010

Installed windows xp on new ata Hdd and added ubunto next; got error 18 ; used the Fixmbr at the win console for repair; able now to access my windows but not the Ubunto; I guess Grub removed on repair. Would like to bring ubunto back.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Repair Kernel - File Not Found?

Mar 22, 2010

When I attempt to boot into Ubuntu 9.10, I get the error: "Error 15: File not found" I know the reason for this - I deleted it - Doh. A latest upgrade told me I didn't have enough room in the boot partition to install the latest files, so I thought it would be a marvellous idea to remove the old stuff, to give it some room. I obviously deleted something that I needed by mistake. I was using synaptic to do the remove & thought I would be safe. A good learning experience.

In grub menu I have options: Kernel: 2.6.31-15 - generic and also its recovery option, both of which get the same error. (It's a dual boot with XP as the original os). Ideally I'd just like to get the latest working kernel and put it somewhere appropriate, rather than do a full install. Is this possible and if so how? I have a separate boot partition (in dev/sda5), swap (sda7) and Linux (sda6).


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Ubuntu Installation :: Repair After Removing Compiz And Metacity?

Apr 1, 2010

I removed compiz from synaptic and also metacity. now ubuntu boots but only in terminal mode. i tried to re install both synaptic and metacity from the terminal but i have no internet connection via the terminal, how should i connect? i am also trying to use the ubuntu 9.10 cd to repair my ubuntu but i don't know how.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Package Catalog Repair Failing

Oct 1, 2010

I am running a 64bit 10.10 with gnome. Its pretty much a fresh install. I saw a project called CAINE, it looked neat so I'd thought I'd give it a try, something in the installation mucked up. Now when I open the Software center I get a message telling me "Items can no be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired" I click repair and I get this error message: E:I wasn't able to locate file for the caine-from-deb package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.:So I thought I'd give it a go using synaptic package manager, it gives me these error messages: E: caine: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2 E: caine-from-deb: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2.I am currently unable to install or update any software at the moment so I really need help to get this fixed.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Missing - How To Repair Grub File

Mar 2, 2011

I have installed windows 7 back to its former state in after foolishly messing around with some installation options in an Ubuntu install (this caused windows to disappear, and me to repair it). In *repairing* windows, I overwrote my grub file and the boot options for Ubuntu, so that it looks something like this:

Disk 1: Primary Partition - Windows 7
Disk 1: Secondary Partition - Windows 7
Disk 1: Secondary Partition - Free Space ( this is where I have Ubuntu installed)

How can I repair my grub file so that I can boot into my Ubuntu installation?

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Installation :: How To Repair Windows XP Error

Aug 17, 2009

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Ubuntu Installation :: Repair/restore Grubin A Multiboot System

Apr 3, 2010

I have a laptop with 250 GB SATA HD that has the following:

Win7 Pro installed first with sda1=system reserved partition, sda2=C: drive, sda5=separate software application programs to differentiate from Windows' Program Files. Ubuntu 9.10 was installed next (sda6=common swap partition for all Linux distros, sda7=Ubuntu root, sda8=Ubuntu home). Then Opensuse 11.2 was installed with sda12=root and sda13=home. Finally FedoraCore11 was installed with sda9=boot, sda10=root and sda11=home. Ubuntu and Suse have grub loader in their own root partitions.

Suse's grub menu controls all OS's. From this grub menu I can select Windows or any other Linuxes. Suse uses legacy grub because it was installed right after Ubuntu 9.10 which uses (legacy) grub.

Here is opensuse's grub menu:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Wed Mar 31 11:49:28 EST 2010
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader
default 1


Somehow I also messed up Windows' boot file and boot partition table. Now I am still trying to use Windows installation CD to repair Windows but it has taken several hours and am still waiting for screen response. I cannot boot into any Linux distro either.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot Vanished After Trial To Repair Windows

Mar 8, 2011

I initially had a dual boot where I could decide to either boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu 10.04. It work seamlessly. At some point, however, when I booted into Windows, it just seem to only load it "half" in the sense that the desktop just turned black (but when ctrl-alt-del was hit I did receive a screen with the different options).

I suspected there was a problem with grub and proceeded to restore the Windows bootloader by booting into the Windows CD and repairing the computer by entering the commands:

After restarting I suddenly do not have the option to boot into Ubuntu (where did it go?) and booting automatically into Windows the original problem persists.

Any idea what happened here and how I can restore things?

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