Questions tagged [system-failure]

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Using su results in the message: Authentication failure on Fedora 29

I am unable to determine the cause of this, but the day prior when using su to enter my password for installing an application through the terminal, the authentication has been successful. So far, I ...
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Computer fails to suspend: ata1.00: NCQ Send/Recv Log not supported

My Lenovo x230 has been giving me a problem with my Samsung 850 EVO 1TB ata1.00: ACPI cmd ef/02:00:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) succeeded ...
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Failed to start mariadb server

starting mariadb server as a systemd service (systemctl start mariadb-server.service) fails with error message: Incompatible header in messagefile '/usr/share/mysql/english/errmsg.sys'. Probably ...
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Copy files from a failing drive

A fried of mine gave me her laptop because it was behaving wierdly. This was (Still is) a hard drive failure, and I suggested her to backup her files before installing a new hard drive. I booted the ...
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My USB hard drive seems inaccessible

So, I've got a USB hard drive, which automounts and is used for hourly-daily-weekly-monthly full-disk snapshots via snapshot. It seems to have failed. I am leery of attempting to reformat entirely if ...
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Update ubuntu 16.04 base and crash… Uh oh!

Installed the latest base updates. Running 16.04. Says updates failed and calls for a reboot... Bad things happen. Is there a way to get to my interface without reinstalling the system?
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Can't load Ubuntu: Superblock checksum does not match superblock while trying to open /dev/sda7

I have a problem while loading into Ubuntu 17.04. This happens for the 2nd time after I booted into Windows. For the 1st time I just reinstalled the Ubuntu. I am not good at this question, so I hope ...
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Grub fails, can't install lubuntu

The story is that I had dual boot option with win8 and debian jessie by grub. Now its over. I was running debian when i pressed a button which by 1 keystroke darkens the screen and i left it so, ...
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How to troubleshoot during and post Debian 8.5 system failures with external display?

I have had now three incidences of system failures in two weeks when the external display has been connected to it; it does not happen other times both displays go mad - big display goes gray bright, ...