hey all i have had a major system screw up and i dont know how to fix it.
I was running xubuntu13.10 and had a problem on the 25th boot where it wants to check your filesystem it wouldnt do it so i skipped. On the next reboot i was w armly welcomed to the grub rescue page. Since then i have tried a couple things to get me back into the system
1. booted up my live usb of xubuntu 12.04 tried boot-repair. rebooted nothing
2. did the grub resuce method
set root=(hd0,1) etc etc
with this it got me all the way into a xubunut@xubuntu terminal, not what i wanted but hey i as further to getting my system back. Tried all sorts of things here
1.reinstalling grub to apt-get update && apt-get upgrade didnt work
2 grub-install didnt work
3 this one didnt bring up xubuntu@xubuntu bu initfrms box instead so tried mount and chroot to get into system big fail
so now as i was thinking ok i give up. The i went to the live usb again and was about to dump my home directory to and external hdd so i can pick what i wanted from it and hopefully save my songs, photos , conky config(took one hella time doing) only to find out that it was an executable and not folder ?? see picture. I was wondering what the hell happened to it and will i be able to get it back to a folder.
Puling up ls -l i get this for home
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 17024 Feb 7 2013 home
Does this have anything to do with it as i am seeing that most directorys have a d where the first dash . So how do i go about getting that back?