- I booted off a Live CD (Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04).
- I started a process with gparted - which, obviously, I mustn't interrupt.
- This was running fine, so I left it.
Later, I came back to the computer. The screen was blanked, with a message complaining about a display monitor. It said that display 0 was busy, should it try another number?
I had no idea what it meant, so I said yes.
Ubuntu told me that it chose number 1, and took me to a new login screen.
- When I log in, I briefly (just a flash) see my screen with gparted still running, but then it logs me into a new session.
- When I log out, again I briefly (just a flash) see my screen with gparted still running, but then I get the prompt to log in again.
In other words, it's as if an entirely new session is running on top of my old existing session. I have no clue what made this happen!
How can I end this current session and get back to my old session (which, judging by the busy light on my hard drive, is still running)?
Naturally, I'm concerned about accidentally stopping it from running!