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November 27th, 2017, 09:40 PM
I was following this https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Install-Skype-Using-Terminal-on-Ubuntu%3famp=1

My computer frooze and I had to reboot.
I got the standard menu:
Memory test

Choosing any of those I get errors:
All starting with- error: can't find command

Choosing the 1st 2 gives a long error
Can't find 'save_env'

The 3rd memory test gives can't find-

This forum seriously needs to let u add screen shots!

November 27th, 2017, 11:31 PM
The link you show is very out of date and of no use any more; it will not work, even if you can find and install that version of Skype.

You will now need to download Skype from https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb but it is available only as a 64 bit application so for your 32 bit system (I think that's what you have) you will have to use the web-based site at https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=13&ct=1511821372&rver=6.7.6626.0&wp=MBI_SSL&wreply=https%3A%2F%2Flw.skype.com%2Flogin%2Foauth% 2Fproxy%3Fclient_id%3D578134%26redirect_uri%3Dhttp s%253A%252F%252Fweb.skype.com%253Fintcmp%253Daccou ntweb-_-uktrybeta%26site_name%3Dlw.skype.com&lc=1033&id=293290&mkt=en-GB&uaid=2324fd26cc1fad44940e9cf19ffcbcd4&psi=skype&lw=1&cobrandid=90010&client_flight=hsu%2CReservedFlight33%2CReservedFli ght67

If I'm wrong and you do have a 64 bit system you can go ahead and download the file as shown above then install it with command
sudo apt install Downloads/Skypeforlinux-64.deb assuming that is the name of the file downloaded and it is in Downloads in your home.

However, there is something very wrong with your system which is difficult to guess at from what you've told us. If you had to carry out a hard shutdown by holding the power-button there may be filesystem corruption so boot to a live USB or DVD and run command
sudo e2fsck /dev/sda1 assuming sda1 is the root partition of your install.

See if that helps, and if not, come back again with as much detail as you can.

November 28th, 2017, 02:30 AM
I think something with the Skype install corrupted it. I'm waiting to see about getting a friend's computer to use, you are meaning a live USB of the OS?http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-Ubuntu-LiveUSB/

I was thinking of trying this before I read what you wrote https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/

Here are some images of the current screen options



November 28th, 2017, 11:25 PM
I just did the repair and that worked! my friend just did the boot repair live usb for me and forgot to make me one of my OS. However I noticed its still slow when I ran the command after finding my root directory with df, it didn't give too much.
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
udev 1654056 4 1654052 1% /dev
tmpfs 333044 1292 331752 1% /run
/dev/sda5 409441656 259949320 128670832 67% /
none 4 0 4 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none 5120 0 5120 0% /run/lock
none 1665216 65020 1600196 4% /run/shm
none 102400 36 102364 1% /run/user
/dev/sr0 4249808 4249808 0 100% /media/suzanne/SBF_TTT1
suzanne@RedSilver-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo e2fsck /dev/sda5
e2fsck 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014)
/dev/sda5 is mounted.
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.

November 29th, 2017, 08:37 AM
Try Skype 8.11 next time. I installed it on a fresh 17.10 64 bit machine and, well, it works. Mostly.