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August 2nd, 2012, 02:04 PM
Any help welcome please.
My system after normal update will not boot.I can only get to the purple screen and running dots.Computer does not read disks and I can only use the command line right at the beginning during boot setup.
I know 10.10 is outdated but did not upgrade as every upgrade just like now is at some stage a disaster.I need to access information on my hard disk urgently for a court case and must boot.
I can only correspond from my windows machine like now.
Urgent help needed please

August 2nd, 2012, 02:17 PM
Have you tried booting with a livecd or liveusb?

I assume that these important things you need aren't backed up anywhere?

August 2nd, 2012, 02:21 PM
1) Using your working Windows machine download something that can boot from CD and mout ext partitions, like for example: http://releases.ubuntu.com/lucid/ubuntu-10.04.4-desktop-i386.iso

2) Burn the ISO in your Windows machine, using for example Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.com/

3) Boot your faulty PC with it ("Try without install" option), save the super-urgent documents to a Pendrive.