Recovery Mode Failure

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at
Mon Oct 15 15:48:06 UTC 2012

On 15/10/12 16:35, Yorvyk wrote:
> On 15/10/12 14:38, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Yorvyk wrote:
>>> Any body used the recovery menu in Quantal lately and does it work
>>> or not?
>>> I've filed a bug [1]
>> What exactly happens? Your bug says that 'the system hangs'; mine's
>> just started a fsck, does yours get that far?
> Yes, that's exactly what happens here.  It is the supposed to remount
> the drive(s) in with R/W access, I believe, which it where it halts.
> Alt+Ctrl+Del causes a reboot and some info flashes past.  I can't find
> anything in /var/log of relevance.
>>> and I've seen mention of the problem in forum threads but very
>>> little seems to be happening on this.  It’s going to be a problem
>>> rescuing failed upgrades/installs next weekend if it doesn't
>>> work.
>> Bugs are assigned time/effort roughly based on their 'heat',
>> which is the number in the flame to the right of the 'This bug
>> affects X people, does this bug affect you?' line. If you click on it
>> you can see how the scoring works.
> Having searched launchpad a bit better, it appears that this and other
> problems with friendly-recovery have been reported and are been dealt with.
A work-round for this is to drop to root shell prompt and issue the 
following commands.

	mount --options remount,rw /
	mount --all

If you require network access

	service dbus start
	service network-manager start

If no prompt appears after 'Successfully loaded 20 plugins' Ctrl+C will 
bring up the root prompt.

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