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Boot windows from grub rescue command prompt

Previously I had installed the Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. Now I logged on to Windows, opened thepartition editor and deleted the volume containing the Ubuntu (Thought it will delete the Ubuntu and ...
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How to mount a disk from destroyed raid system?

I have a horrible situation where I have to restore data from damaged raid system in a rescue Debian Linux. I just want to mount them all to /mnt/rescue in read only modus to be able to copy VMWare ...
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Trap: can't su as root, can't change group to wheel, ssh as root prohibited

Is this a trap? I made these steps in FreeBSD 10: 1) ssh as root prohibited 2) logged as user 3) su as root 4) as root chsh changed name of user "user" to "luser" 5) exit from ...
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Need to boot Windows 7 from Grub rescue command prompt

I booted my computer today and found the Grub rescue command prompt. I have been given this computer and it has Linux and windows 7 on it, but I have only ever used the windows section. I have no idea ...
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How can I force a Ubuntu kernel to fail mounting / and drop into the initramfs rescue shell?

I am trying to customize the initramfs rescue environment and would like to force the kernel to fail mounting / and drop into the (initramfs) rescue shell, as opposed to single user mode. How can I ...
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/proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs error

I am building a CentOS 6.2 webserver on a Hyper-V Cluster and have hit a major issue. The current setup is this: Operating System: CentOS 6.2. Minimal Server Install Installed software includes: ...
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How do I disable the creation of the rescue boot image on CentOS?

To make a long story short, my (CentOS 7) server's /boot is too small (100MiB) to hold 2 kernels plus the automatically generated rescue image. I want to avoid the hassle of repartitioning and ...
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Grub rescue if Ubuntu USB not plugged in?

I have my Ubuntu installed on a USB drive, and to log into Windows I need to have it plugged while booting, or I get the Grub rescue prompt. When the USB drive is plugged in, I get the Grub menu from ...
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Installing openssh-server after Rescue Disk boot

I tried to help a friend with hard drive boot problems. I first asked her to make a rescue disk (Ubuntu 12.04.3), and boot from it. Then I asked her to open a console (Alt+F1) and use sudo to become ...
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Are there any canned solutions for running sshd in the initrd?

This is mostly aimed at Debian/Ubuntu, but I feel savvy enough on a variety of distros to be able to adapt the solution for one distro to another. Here's my scenario. There are a few situations when ...
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Ownership of etc folder is changed how to restore it using commandline?

I have a computer with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. The user (say Walesa) has changed the ownership of etc folder and all its subfolders from root to Welesa using a privileged file manager. As sudo was ...
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How do I backup everything?

What can I use to create a backup image of my entire system that will be saved on a LAN computer via SSH? If I break anything later, I want to be able to restore my entire system as it was before the ...
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Booting Fedora in rescue mode

I have created a new Fedora live USB with the intention of booting into rescue mode and fixing the bootloader, so that I can dualboot win7 and Fedora 20. However, I do not understand how I am to boot ...
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Boot in rescue mode with vlan support in RHEL

I am trying to restore RHEL OS (5.3.1.1) from network, where we have VLANs configured on our switches. So the only way to get to shared folder on remote server with backup image is to configure VLAN. ...
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Unable to boot the operating system

I installed Lubuntu 11.10 and it run without problems. I decided to install Ubuntu 11.10 mini instead of Lubuntu 11.10. After the installation the operating system didn't boot. I only saw the black ...
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Difficulties with connecting to WLAN with wpa_supplicant on a system rescue CD

My box epicly failed and I am trying to get online to begin the rescue. The very same config which used to work on my dead system doesn't work now and I cannot connect to WLAN using the same ...
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How to find alternative superblocks in ext3 file system of partition-less qcow2?

I have an interesting case, where e2fsck refuses to recognize the file system inside a qcow2 image file. Using testdisk I am able to see the partition, so some markers would be left. The reason this ...
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Problem creating raw disk image and mounting it in rescue mode to QEMU

I am trying to create booting system from raw disk image. This is what I do: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=system2.img bs=1M count=6000 6000+0 records in 6000+0 records out 6291456000 bytes (6.3 GB) copied, ...
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What rescue disk (rescue CD/DVD) to recover data from failed HDD would you recommend for first time user?

What rescue disk (rescue CD/DVD) would you recommend for an user which unfortunately needs to rescue data from a bad disk (filesystems does not mount when using LiveCD, though fdisk looks O.K.) for a ...
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System will not boot because boot partition is missing?

I deleted my boot partition several day ago and have not been able to recover it. To fix it, I installed the same image with the same parameters on a flash drive and then copied that boot partition on ...
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How to backup files with only a minimal rescue system?

I only have access to my vserver via a minimal rescue system over ssh. It does not have scp or ftp installed. Is there an easy way to backup the files, preferably directly to an ftp server, but to ...
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Remotely connect to computer when connection partly fails

I have a Debian computer acting as a server at home. It has a dovecot+postfix mail server, an SSH server, an apache server, and everything you would expect from a do-everything server. At home, it is ...
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Rescue /usr/bin on Debian Wheezy?

I accidentally deleted the /usr/bin directory. Using a bootable usb, is it possible to rescue my machine?
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Failure in the middle of a Debian upgrade

I am facing an very serious problem. I am updating my laptop from Debian 7.0 to the current testing distro. One package(veusz.helper) dependency was lost and the upgrade process can't move forward. ...
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Missing or disappear home directory

Today I turn on my computer and I get many problems fsck with nodes after (Initramfs), this happened to me before so I run the following command fsck /dev/sda1 -y now running this command ...
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Make changes to busybox/initramfs that are persistent?

I am in the process of recovering my 32-bit Debian Jessie box with a lvm+LUKS disk. I am coming back from a system that had a root partition but no boot partition. Grub executes, but either vmlinuz or ...
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Inherited Computer, trying to boot of USB but not working

I'm not too familiar with Linux OS. As the title has stated, I have received a computer that the previous owner had attempted to install some Linux OS, I don't know which particular one. I have both ...
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LVM Mount Rescue Mode

I am having trouble mounting a LVM to extract a Proxmox virtual machines data. Any ideas on how I can mount it? root@rescue:~# mount /dev/sdd /mnt/ mount: block device /dev/sdd is write-protected, ...
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which live/rescue disk it is which gives you an option to boot into your GNU/Linux OS without grub?

I remember a live CD/DVD where I could just boot into my GNU/Linux partition in case your grub was shot. The simplest thing was once in your GNU/Linux partition, install grub-pc and its brethen and ...
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Unable to Boot into F17

I was currently running Win8 and F17 as a dual boot on my home desktop with an i5 chip and Asus UEFI BIOS. Unfortunately, while I was in Win8 I accidentally removed the partition that held my F17 OS. ...
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Arch linux booting into rescue shell by default

I just installed Arch in my PC alongside windows 7 but for some reason it boots directly into the rescue shell, this is how it looks It doesn't show any errors though, and if I press Ctrl+D it just ...
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Locked out of SSH on LAMP server but have SFTP access

I made a mistake in /etc/sshd_config so have locked myself out of my remotely hosted server running Centos 6. It's running Apache and I have FTP access to /var/www and I know the root password. To ...
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repairing a damaged grub with centos

I have a damaged grub in my centos system. to repairing this problem, I use rescue mode and then I execute this follwing comand : chroot /mnt/sysimage grub-install /dev/mapper/ddf1OSp3 and then ...
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How to make a GRUB Rescue Disc?

I am afraid that my GRUB is corrupted (I do a lot of experiments on my PC) and I know that I will not be able to reinstall Debian (downloading takes up a lot of time). Also, I am just 13 so I don't ...
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Fedora 15 Crash after xorg.conf file update

I updated my xorg.conf file looking to set up a dual screen system. Unfortunately, I can't provide you this file because when I went to reboot my system crashed. The last line I get when I try to ...
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How to open a Truecrypt partition and back-up tc files, when archlinux is freezing up on start-up?

My older Acer is running a 1.5 yr old version of Archlinux (Which I can't uodate). The computer is hanging up on start up and cant access anything. I can sign into terminal as root. I can boot a ...
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GNU Grub version 2.02 Failure Grub Rescue (Kali Linux)

I Had a Dual Booted PC Which had a Kali Linux (Debian Based Linux) and Windows 8.1 since 4 Months it was Running Fine as a Normal PC, But Unfortunately, today i ran into a Error while opening the PC ...
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Repair Bad Ubuntu Installation With Grub Rescue & No Changes to BIOS

I have a old Dell PP01X laptop (it has a floppy disk reader & an external wifi card) which I tried to install Ubuntu on. To do this, I partitioned the drive into 3 parts (windows, linux, and swap ...
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How do I mount a USB external hard drive in RHEL rescue mode

I had a boot failure on a RHEL 6.2 machine and I can now only start it in rescue mode with the recovery CD. I would like to move all the data to an external USB-mounted drive but I am having problems. ...
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choose rescue grub in change root environment

I have an online root server which only gives kernel panic since last update. Now I would like to change grub settings to start in rescue mode. I chroot-ed into the system from my rescue console: M=/...
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Getting grub terminal after removing Ubuntu partition and unable to boot into Windows

I deleted my Ubuntu partition cause I wanted to install Linux mint. But now when I switch on my laptop, I'm unable to boot into Windows. I'm getting a grub terminal (not sure if it's grub rescue mode) ...
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Cannot boot to windows after deleting Linux Partition(s). Stuck with grub rescue

I just updated my PC to Windows 10, and deleted my Linux partitions. After a restart, it came up with grub rescue. I've tried booting from a Windows recovery disk and doing bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /...
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Start SSH in CentOS rescue mode

I am booted into rescue mode after inserting the DVD. OS is CentOS 6.7 64 I've tried cd /mnt/sysimage chroot /mnt/sysimage service sshd restart which gave back service command not found. What do ...
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system rescue cd failure reading sector from cd0

Im trying to run system rescue cd on my HP4250 laptop and im getting a read error on the disk. Its saying the kernel needs to be loaded first, oddly enough, even though this is the place where i ...
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Recover from emergency mode on Centos 7

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420 which has installed Centos 7 and was working fine. One day I removed the disks that Centos 7 was installed (2 disks with RAID-1 layout) and I installed another clean disk ...
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Why my rescued PDFs forms are empty?

First, I'm no expert, so don't assume I know much about data recovery. I'm using ddrescue and photorec to try to rescue files from a USB stick. It's a 32GB stick that has no more partition information ...
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Fedora 20 rescue mode from USB stick

I have a Fedora 20 KDE on a 512 mini SSD disk. Yesterday I unfortunately downloaded many rar-files into my /root partition and ran this command afterwards: unrar x *.rar. So what happened? My PC got ...