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How to log in to recovery mode in Ubuntu

How to log in to recovery mode in Ubuntu

Recovery mode helps to fix file system error and enable us to get the console to execute commands

also by enabling networking we can install new and upgrade existing software.

Basic System administration tools you will get here in recovery mode to fix your issue.

Will go in details how to log in to recovery mode in Ubuntu and details about the tools available.

Steps to log in to Recovery Mode

Once you switch on your machine , wait till BIOS finished loading, also you will see a logo of the computer manufacturer.

Then press and hold the shift key till it shows the GRUB Menu. If you missed then you can repeat the process again to get the GRUB MENU.

GRUB MENU will appear as shown in Image – 1

How to log in to recovery mode in Ubuntu
Image – 1

From the drop down select Advanced options for Ubuntu and press enter

then from next page select first kernel with (Recovery mode) and press enter as shown in Image – 2

How to log in to recovery mode in Ubuntu
Image – 2

Finally recovery Menu page will come as read only mode with all the tools.

resume – Resume normal boot – when you select this option, It only reboot to the normal window

clean – Try to make free space – when you select this option, it auto remove cache files

dpkg – Repair broken packages – when you select this option, it fixes the broken packages

failsafex – Run in failsafe graphics mode – when you select this option, it enables you to reconfigure graphics.

fsck – Check all file systems – when you select this option, it check and repair consistency of file

grub – Update grub boot loader – when you select this option, it gives a option to update grub boot loader

network – Enable networking – when you select this option, it can connect to internet through Ethernet and can run update

root – Drop to root shell prompt – when you select this option, it enables you to fix issue from here, first we need to mount it as read write so that commands will work. mount -o remount,rw /

System-summary – When you select this option, it only shows system summary

as shown in image – 3

How to log in to recovery mode in Ubuntu
Image – 3

With the help of all above tools we can solve many issues. I can say life saver tools to fix issues like when we are updating from one version to another Ubuntu and it crashed in between .. we can fix it using above tool to repair broken packages and running some commands.

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Durga Charan Ojha
I am a proud Indian, proud father, a blogger, Being in a profession as System administrator, my passion is troubleshooting computer issues, I do like sharing solutions through blogging making videos of solving issues.
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