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After update, login loop


On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 13:39:38 +0200, Liam Proven wrote:
>The only one left in Debian/Ubuntu is single-user mode. Here's how:
>
>https://askubuntu.com/questions/132965/how-do-i-boot-into-single-user-mode-from-grub
>
>It might let you fix xauthority...

I didn't read the complete thread until now.

There is another option, use an Ubuntu Live media, IOW boot from an
Live Ubuntu media, IOW boot any Ubuntu flavour DVD without installing
and use chroot or much easier systemd-nspawn -bqD /mount/point , to
boot and then log in text mode and run the usual trouble shooting and
fixes from command line. Google is your friend for chroot as well as
the easier to use systemd-nspawn, as well as for troubleshooting and
common operations to fix issues.. Some Ubuntu live media might require
to first install the package systemd-container to have systemd-nspawn
available.

On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 06:45:56 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
>Thankfully most data is saved to our server so Im
>just wiping it out and reinstalling.

I tend to tar -xattr my complete Linux installs to external HDDs, so I
could recover _everything_ from an archive.

On Tue, 03 Jul 2018 23:11:25 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>this also means you skipped two releases

IIUC you confused the OP's replies with other replies. The OP seemingly
didn't skip a release update.