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How to install OS using Rescue Mode?

What we have: A server with a Linux distribution on it. No physical access to that server. The server can be accessed via Serial Terminal or via network using SSH, for example. I can also boot that ...
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Usb boot failure.Result “Grub rescue”

I have ubuntu studio and want to install Windows 10 completely (not dual booting). But when I try to make a bootable pen drive I am failing for a long time. I had used WinUsb for the installation of ...
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Disable Sendmail from rescue mode CentOS 6 Virtual Server

Hello we rent a virtual server of 1and1 CentOS 6 with Parallels Plesk Panel 12 (64-bit) they have put it into rescue mode as it was "found to be part of a network of compromised machines leading a ...
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How boot custom ISO within Rescue Mode (or not) in a OVH VPS

I need to boot a custom ISO in OVH VPS, but i don't know how, the iso I need to boot is from FreePBX. Right now the VPS is in Rescue Mode. So, how to boot the FreePBX ISO Image in my OVH VPS if ...
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Macbook Air 13 inch, mid 2012, OSX El Capitan

I installed kali linux on my machine and got the following message when trying to login; error: no such device Entering rescue mode...... grub rescue> How do I resolve this?
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Remove Grub Rescue and boot straight to Windows 10

I installed Kali alongside my Windows10. I decided to uninstall Kali, so deleted the partitions and used EasyBCD to restore back to Windows MBR. Upon boot Grub rescue still loads. So I ran a live ...
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How to create rescue disk inside of linux without having installation Images?

I have a machine with customized Redhat Linux 8 (gemos-v009) installed on It, OS is working without problem and I don't have Installation Disks. How I Can create a Rescue Disk of it?
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How to restore Windows 10 from grub rescue?

My Pc has Ubuntu and Windows 10 (initially was 7 , upgraded to 10) It has entered rescue mode. I want my windows 10 back. And I have my important work in that. I don't bother loosing my Ubuntu. I ...
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Asus X58C running Vista Basic cannot start up after installing Ubuntu and other messing

I installed Ubuntu not really knowing what I was doing. For a while, I could run either Ubuntu or Vista. I wanted to get rid of Ubuntu, but didn't know how. Don't know what I did, but I get error no ...
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accidentally deleted my main partition during ddrescue

I bought a new raspberry pi and followed a turorial to install the system. I worked on my main PC station and I ran this command: sudo ddrescue -d -D --force ubuntuXXXX.img /dev/sda What happened ...
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grub rescue mode on kali linux (usb flash)

Trying to create Kali Linux live USB persistance. Split the usb like this: || first part FAT for data || second part FAT for LINUX || third part for persistance|| Then set "bootable" flag in gparted ...
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windows 8 was updated to win 8.1 and now error with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

on a HP 255 laptop i had installed ubuntu over windows 8 it worked fine untill win 8 one day it was automatic updated to win 8.1 now there is a problem with ubuntu 14.04 LTS error: uknow filesystem. ...
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Get Logical Volumes Group name in legacy grub

I am currently in GNU GRUB v0.97 Restore mode and I have CentOS 6.5 installed with /boot partition separated and rest of filesystem is in Volume Group. But, I dont remember volume group name, is there ...
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Xubuntu system broken after copying files

I was trying to copy files from one directory to another while keeping permissions for the files. The files in question where part of a rootfs built for armhf as I was trying to get 14.04 to run on my ...
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How to recover this btrfs error?

I have a btrfs file system that cannot be mounted anymore. I resetted the computer and after boot a Java process crashed, showing a core dump with much btrfs stuff on the stack. After that happened, ...
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Can't access BIOS and can't boot from USB when HDD is plugged in

I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 notebook (NP530U3C), and recently I've been tinkering with Linux distros. I've had a dualboot setup with Windows 8 and Linux on this computer before, and all went ...
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linux - centos won't boot after rebuilding raid

I have a dedicated server with OVH. Yesterday they had to replace one of the HDD because it was about to fail. After replacing the disk, we had to rebuild the RAID and now the server won't boot ...
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Backup mysql from files

I have problems running MySQL (I'm in rescue disk and can't run anything) and I would like to backup up the databases from the system files because I'm planning on formatting the system. How can I do ...
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Does the rc.local script start automatically?

I'm having a problem on my remote server (which is in another city) and I can't access it with SSH. I can see that port 80 and 443 is open, but port 22 isn't. I could only assume that sshd didn't ...
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Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?

I want to decrypt an external USB harddrive wich I have encrypted using Truecrypt system encryption. I want to use a laptop for this which harddrive is also system encrypted using Truecrypt. Both are ...
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Rescue data from ext4 ISO image?

so, my SD card got broken and cannot be read completely (escpacially the directory I want to read from has problems). I was able to create an ISO image of the partition using dd but cannot mount it. ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 8

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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Can't access BIOS or boot my Windows [duplicate]

I had Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 installed, I didn't like Ubuntu hence I deleted the partition. But I forgot to fix the MBR. Also I cannot access the mutiboot option using F12 at startup. So when I ...
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I took an image from entire hard disk of a real PC running linux FC4 and try to run it under virtual box but grub freezes all the time

I am trying to run an image which I took from an actual PC (cpu = intel/motherboard=unknown to me/ os = FC 4/ RAID disk controller) and I want to run that image under virtual machine (vmware/...
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Best way to backup a laptop with a failing hard drive?

The laptop in question has a hard drive that is beginning to have corrupt sectors. It's to the point where Windows won't boot b/c a system file has fallen victim. I'm sure that the drive needs to be ...
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Unknown filesystem on Lenovo B460e laptop

I got a Lenovo B460e laptop yesterday (given by the Tamil Nadu Government). It has Windows 7 Pro on it. I set it up the way I liked it. All software drivers and all. I wanted extra drives, so I ...
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Recover truecrypt partition without MBR + recovery disk?

I destroyed my mbr and have no truecrypt rescue disk. However, I do know my password and my encryption setup (e.g. hashing functions and ciphers used). This happened after an upgrade to version 7.0a ...
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How to safely use grub rescue> in Fedora 16? System does not boot anymore

When i boot my PC, i get this in my Fedora 16 distro. I have tried as following but none allowing me to boot anymore. Any help please? I am blocked completely. Grub loading. Welcome to GRUB! error: ...
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error: no such partition. in GRUB

I was a bit of an idiot and wiped my old Ubuntu partition whilst in Windows XP, forgetting to fix the MBR. Rebooting gives: error: no such partition. grub rescue> The only things I've entered ...
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Rescue an unrecognized OS with Fedora 14

I freshly installed Fedora 14 and working fine till my 1 TB hard disk suddenly showed "SMART TRIPPED". I brought another 1 TB hard disk and thought about installing Windows XP on it and then copy data ...
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How to recover to bootable Windows?

Have following problem: Computer has 3 partitions: windows swap, windows recovery, and 3rd, which currently has linux. There is grub installed, which lets me choose to run windows recovery, or linux....
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How to create Restoration Partion?

For some time now, when buying new computers (laptops in particular) from big name brands-like DELL, HP, TOSHIBA, etc.-most of them come with a "rescue" or "restore" partion instead of installation CD/...
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How to create Windows Vista/Windows 7 Startup disk or Rescue disk or system restore points on a CD?

I have two laptops, one having Windows-Vista home premium and other one having Windows-7 professional. Both versions of OS are OEM installs(pre-installed when I bought the laptop) and I do not have ...
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ddrescue 2gb USB onto reiserfs partition

I have rescued my 2gb usb stick in nearly two days onto an 100gb blank reiserfs partition with these two commands: ddrescue -f -n /dev/sda /dev/sdb8 logfile ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sda /dev/sdb8 ...
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How do I estimate where a faulty partition begins or ends in Linux?

I've reinstalled Ubuntu, and somehow I messed up the old partition. I can see it in the disk utility. It's the 253GB one that's highlighted below. When I try to use one of the disk recovery tools (...