Catastophic problems with Hardy
Hi...I'm still pretty new at linux, and am having a rather nasty problem. I attempted the Hardy Heron upgrade in Kubuntu, and things have gone rather massively downhill from there. My laptop (a Dell that came with Ubuntu pre-installed) no longer recognizes DVDs, external hard drives, or either wired or wireless internet access. I have some very important files on there that I stupidly failed to backup before attempting to upgrade and I need to try to recover. I really don't know what I'm doing, so I don't have detailed error logs (though if someone tells me how to find the appropriate ones, I'll get them).
So the short of it is, without internet access, and working in Kubuntu, is there any way to roll back to Gutsy versions of things, at least enough so that one of these three things will work?