View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help! Cannot get to Log-in Screen

May 27th, 2009, 01:35 AM

So I'm running 8.10, and everything was running quite smoothly until I decided to try to install gloobus-preview (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1162840).

I was running into the issue of not having libpoppler-glib4 so I ran the command on the link (sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jaunty.list && echo 'deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jaunty.list && sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install libpoppler-glib4 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 -y && sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jaunty.list && sudo aptitude update) and then ran the gloobus package. Nothing happened to note, so I restarted my computer. Now, after I select Ubuntu 8.10 in Grub, it just gives me the thinking sign for the mouse and a black screen.

I desperately need to get my Ubuntu side working again, any help is appreciated. If you need more information, let me know. Thanks in advance.

May 27th, 2009, 04:06 AM

There are school files in my Ubuntu side, is there a way to at least retrieve them from one of the other terminals (ctrl+alt+f1) and back them up so i could reload ubuntu?

I would prefer another way to do it, but I have papers to write.

Please, a fix would be greatly appreciated.

May 27th, 2009, 04:50 PM

Is there a way I could at least back up my files in my /home/username/Documents ? When I plug in my external harddrive I can't find it through the terminal.

Also, when I boot up and go to the command line, it reads:

kinit: name_to_dev_t(/dev/disk/by-uuid/2ac03204-c1b3-49e5-93f4-1af5f01e6bd2) = dev(8,7)
kinit: trying to resume from /dev/disk/by-uuid/2ac03204-c1b3-49e5-93f4-1af5f01e6bd2
kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot...

Does that mean anything?