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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How do you type special characters in the logging prompt? [duplicate]

So I messed up my fstab, and now my computer will boot into the "rescue" mode However, me being a bit clumsy, I have some special characters in my password (namely à and À). Is there a way I ...
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rescue image with ext4magic or extundelete

Some rescue operations and similar need to be done with the the drive or volume unmounted. Previously I have downloaded an .iso of GParted which I put on a USB stick and booted up from it into a basic ...
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Grub Rescue Desktop PC completely broken

This is not a Dual OS, I only have a Linux Feren OS installed. I was supposed to install Windows 7 onto it. It says I need to create a partition for Win 7 Installation. Next I hop into Command prompt ...
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Chroot is not working on suse 9 rescue system?

I need to recover a server with suse 9, but I'm facing a very common error of chroot not working. It is complaining that /bin/bash does not exist, but it exists. These are the commands I've used: ...
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System Rescue Cannot Find SDA/SDB any clues?

I was trying to recover my data from system rescue but there is no clue to find sda/sdb when I do lsblk -o +VENDOR,MODEL Can only find this one NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS VENDOR ...
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How to restore the main kernel from the rescue kernel in Fedora 37

I have a Fedora 37 installation which kernel was corrupted when trying to setup propietary nvidia graphics. I lost wifi and all control to the screen. Booting into the rescue option in Grub fixes it ...
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Is it possible to set 2FA so that it cannot be undone in any way - password for /etc/pam.d/common-auth or total deactivation rescue mode?

I would like to be sure that without knowing the password no one can delete / edit the 2FA credentials etc can I securely password protect them or are there other ways to achieve such a result? I ...
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Recover files from Linux Raid1 member disk - as bad as it gets

I hope you´re doing well. I work as a technician in an IT company focused on Windows systems and cloud stuff, hence my knowledge to Linux is sadly very limited. So please excuse any dumb questions but ...
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How to manually regenerate the rescue kernel from the running/installed kernel in Fedora in 2022?

On the Internet I've only found this: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/51-dracut-rescue-postinst.sh $(uname -r) /boot/vmlinuz-$(uname -r) but it doesn't work in Fedora 36 and soon to be released version 37, ...
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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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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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