[Nottingham] Help with Ubuntu 10.10 - Graphical interface crash (I think!)

Iain dimmock iainpfx at gmx.co.uk
Mon Dec 6 13:45:43 UTC 2010


I'm quite a newbie myself but found if I ran ubuntu(a older version) as a live disk on the computer I was able to get to all the stuff stored on the hard drive. 

it was labeled as file -the size of my hard drive, then burnt stuff to cd and did a fresh install

hope this helps some


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> Datum: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:34:26 +0000 (GMT)
> Von: Barry Allen <barry_a_14 at yahoo.co.uk>
> An: nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
> CC: Barry Allen <barry_a_14 at yahoo.co.uk>
> Betreff: [Nottingham] Help with Ubuntu 10.10 - Graphical interface crash (I	think!)

> Hi all,
> I am a Linux novice and I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 10.4 to 10.10. The
> reason was due to 10.4 refusing me to upgrade an increasing number of
> programs due to authorisation failures. I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 without any
> problems and used it quite happily for a week but then I started the PC as
> normal and since then Ubuntu 10.10 only boots to the command line.
> The PC did reboot quite a few times since the new installation which I put
> down to a problem with acpi (something that was a problem with 10.4) so I
> added acpi=off to the menu.lst and the number of reboots reduced
> dramatically (still did reboot but not as often). 
> However my main problem is with the graphical interface as I know very
> little about using Linux via the command line.
> I would normally re-install the operating system, however my wife reminded
> me we have a number of family photos on the hard disk which I forgot to
> backup to the external drive. I don't know how to do this using the command
> line and the directory where the photos are has spaces in the directory name
> (very foolish of me). My external drive is also connected by a USB port
> and I don't know how to find or mount it.
> Would someone be able to help me. If you are aware of this problem
> (Graphical interface crash) with Ubuntu 10.10 could you provide a solution please.
> Thank you
> Barry
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