Enter into shell

  1. Boot into “Ubuntu (Recovery Mode)”

  2. From the recovery menu drop to a root shell.

  3. Enter the following command to remount your filesystem as read-write:

mount -o remount,rw /
  1. Make the required changes to your operating system and then exit/reboot/whatever.

Compressing your files

tar -zvcf backup.tar.gz folder

Extracting your files

tar -xvf backup.tar.gz

SMB Share

If you have access to SMB share like your Windows network  you can very easily connect to the network and upload the files.

  1. Ensure that you have connected wire to your ethernet port (Note: wireless network will be difficult to setup in recovery mode)
  2. If you don’t have smbclient installed – install it using

apt-get install smbclient
  1. Connect using the following commands
smbclient \\\\ShareName or \\\\IP\\Path -Uusername password
  1. Upload files using the put command
put source destination


p>Hope this will help someone in event of an issue with Ubuntu




Uploading File in Ubuntu Recovery Mode

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