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Installed CPUFREQ and computer will not boot to OS
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:22:49 PM »
 

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I did a stupid move. I downloaded CPUFREQ and open it up. My Quad core was set to 1.6 Ghz but is rated at 3.4 Ghz and shows this as a select-able option. I changed to the faster freq and now the computer will not boot to the OS. Grub screen is there but there is no RESTORE option to go to the backup HDD.
I can mount the primary OS HDD in an external reader. Is there any commands with steps on how to do it, to remove this CPUFREQ software from my HDD on the external dive?
Please help if you can.
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Re: Installed CPUFREQ and computer will not boot to OS
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 03:26:10 PM »
 

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I was able to find many fles for CPUFREQ from today by running my HDD on an external reader on another computer.
Which files can I safely delete to be able to use my HDD again?
.gz
.py
list
Please help
 

Re: Installed CPUFREQ and computer will not boot to OS
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 04:24:36 PM »
 

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You might be better off using a live cd and chroot into the old hdd, then uninstall CPUFREQ with

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sudo apt purge cpufreq this should remove any enabled services aswell as the files.

Google how to chroot using a live system.
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