Questions tagged [rescue]

Questions about process or software that is used for restoring an unusable/unbootable operating system into a usable state. Some of them may be questions on how to recover deleted files or partitions.

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md: kicking non-fresh sdg from array! md/raid:md0: and then not enough operational devices (3/7 failed)

today I run in a disaster... I have a RAID 6 with 7 HDDs and yesterday one disk failed. After replacing the disk and did a rebuild over night I found out that a 2nd HDD was out of the RAID... So today ...
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Entered Grub Rescue after using 2nd Linux distro?

I’m rather new to Linux and I tried to dualboot Recalbox from an SD card alongside my computer, which had Q4OS and windows 10 installed on different partitions. After leaving recalbox, I was met with ...
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How to (try to) recover files from android smartphone on linux?

The only solution that I've found, is to copy the block of the smartphone memory (by the way it is difficult to identify the exact block in the new android versions) with dd, simply mount it with ...
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Repair Grub on dual-boot system

Installed Reborn OS (Arch) alongside Windows 10. I can boot both systems by pressing F12 while the computer logo shows up. I then get something like a boot loader and can choose the system to boot. ...
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Recover Windows from Grub Rescue - No partition active

I had a dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. I wanted to get rid of the Ubuntu. So during the clean-up process I ended up with Grub-resuce (I deleted the linux partitions from my Windows). I only have a ...
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Grub rescue error (insmod normal)

I was trying to make it normal from grub rescue error. But, msdos7 is returning that filesystem is ext2. When I write insmod normal I get "invalid file name 'hd0,msdos7/i386-pc/normal.mod" ...
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Grub Shell: Boot without graphics drivers

At boot, instead of the usual Menu, I am greeted with the Grub Shell. I know how to set the linux kernel and inintrd image, but using the boot command also apparently loads the GPU drivers (my ...
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/boot/efi failed to mount due to unknown file system "vfat" : CentOS 7.5

I have a centOS 7.5 server that does not boot up. Only boots up to rescue mode. This happened after a forced reboot of the server. I got the following error on CentOS 7.5 after checking the journalctl ...
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LUKS error rescue

My disk has some problems, perhaps going to die so I bought a new one and backup the LUKS partition from the error disk with UDisk, but the proccess is stuck at 90% for hours, so I have to click stop ...
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System bootorder not found -

I tried to install Linux Mint Cinnamon on my Acer laptop, but after the installation there comes up a grub bootloader screen with this text. https://ibb.co/P9r0hpw So what can I do? It's now enough ...
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Sparse, bootable Linux images? [closed]

I've set up a new Linux workstation and would like to create a backup image in order to save time in case something breaks. This is the situation: Workstation: 512 GB SSD, 12 GB used, ext4 file ...
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How to fix/reinstall grub from debian media, e.g. rescue mode?

How can one invoke grub-install from the debian netinst image? Or, does one need the live cd. (Situation: two disks: one degraded btrfs raid 1, another a blank disk I can install a new OS on, but ...
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What is the rescue boot option in RHEL7?

I installed RHEL7 using vmware and at some point two boot options appeared, one of them appears to be a rescue option (second in the image). What is this option and how can I remove it? Should it be ...
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I have an issue while recovery of grub [closed]

Iam using RHEL 7.6 , i just change the " grub2 " directory name and rebooted the system . After that i saw the screen like this How to resolve this issue ?
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Emergency mode on Fedora 30

I am using fedora 30 since May, 30 final release.. I used terminal mode with xinput --test. After the command, only cursor was blinking... I rebooted, then emergency mode has come with the message ...
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Grub error (no such partition)

I'm using a dell laptop that I had dual boot on. I wanted to uninstall ubuntu and I deleted the respective partitions but when trying to reboot the computer in windows. I got this error: no such ...
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error: invalid environment block

I've recently installed Manjaro on my PC. I booted, installed and updated my operating system. However when I boot my computer after the updates I get below error: error: invalid environment block ...
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SSD messed up - no idea how to fix it on Linux

I'm stuck with my netbook (Dell Latitude 3380). Used it for a year: worked fine. I bought and put new SSD, installed Kubuntu 18.04 on it. For a couple hours it worked very well. Then it froze when I ...
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Rescueing Microsoft reserved partition

A few year ago I built myself a NAS. It has a 320GB HDD for ubuntu OS and a 2TB HDD for files. I mounted de 2TB disk and shared it with samba over my network. Now I have build a HTPC like system and ...
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What live OS with reasonably small size that I can use to rescue files on a laptop?

I only have two flash drives: 4GB and 1GB. I would like to create a bootable flash drive for a live Lubuntu installation, so that in case my very old laptop's Lubuntu can't boot, I can rescue my ...
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Linux AHCI/ATA read errors not reported

After a recent OS upgrade (to current Tumbleweed, Linux Kernel 4.16.0 from April 4th), when reading from a faulty hard disk or from damaged/scratched DVDs, I don't get anymore read errors in the ...
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Rescue u-boot boot-partition with encrypted root filesystem

I've installed a Debian on my BananaPi according to this section. After manually configuring the partitions (/boot on SD-card, / and swap are LVM volumes in a LUKS partition on a SSD), the debian-...
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Why booting into rescue mode menu doesn't do anything?

When I enter into grub menu, I get two entries : CentOS Linux (3.10.0-514.21.1.el7.x86_64) 7 (Core) CentOS Linux (0-rescue-e1ac24cbe9f94f2caa228d77e027be8b) 7 (Core) When I boot into the second line ...
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Linux live system for headless rescue

I'm looking for a Linux live system which allows me to investigate boot failure via SSH for my server which is placed under my desk and doesn't have a graphic card for energy saving reasons. I ...
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Blindly dd'ing faulty drive to new drive

I have a faulty 320GB drive which has reading errors in samish GB positions but the exact positions vary. I am ok with probability of errors, this is out of question here. First of all I was ...
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How to mount an Apple device from Linux?

I would like to mount an Apple iPad to my Linux device, to make a jpeg or ddrescue recovery on it. How I would do this with an Apple device?
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Centos 7 does not boot any more

I deinstalled SOME VESA drivers from my CentOS 7 system. Now it doesn't boot any more. What can I do now? Should I boot with no graphical interface? And then? I can't reinstall the system from ...
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Problem mounting disk raid0

I did a rescue reboot for my server OVH and I connected to my server by ssh. Then I tried to mount my disk as I normally do but I can't get it. This is the result of the command tried: root@rescue:~#...
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How to run script when user login using sftp

Here I need to run one of the script when login user using sftp, because something misconfigured sshd-config file so that SSH login not working but sftp working fine, My plan is to replace sshd-config ...
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What is the default openSUSE Rescue login?

On booting the Rescue System from an openSUSE DVD, I find myself at a "rescue login" prompt: What are the default login details?
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GRUB starts in command line after reboot

I installed Linux Mint on my laptop along with a pre-installed Windows 10. When I turn on the computer, the normal GRUB menu appears most of the time: But after booting either Linux or Windows then ...
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grub rescue (all partitions) : unknown filesystem

I am stuck with grub rescue. I have a dual-boot with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. Now when I try to boot my laptop, it enters grub rescue mode. I tried ls commond: grub rescue > ls The ...
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How to recover overwritten partition?

So I'm having a problem with kimsufi server. I was installing windows by using this command: wget -O- ...url.../server.gz | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sda And I messed up and accidentally ran that command ...
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How to update rescue partition on Fedora?

I have a Fedora 24 installation, where one of the items on the boot menu is: Fedora 19 Rescue ... How do I update that so I have the latest Fedora rescue partition? Does it even matter? I suspect ...
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How to update the version of the kernel used in rescue mode?

I have an up-to-date version of the kernel in my install, 3.10.0-327.28.3, as installed by yum update. When I boot into rescue mode, and run uname -r, the version is very old, 3.10.0.10.something. ...
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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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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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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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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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Inherited Computer, trying to boot of USB but not working

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 an Ubuntu and a Windows bootable USB drive and I have ...
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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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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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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 I ...
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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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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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