View Full Version : [ubuntu] upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10

November 16th, 2008, 08:38 PM
I did the upgrade to 8.10 and now all I get when I boot is a page that looks like a terminal page. It asks for a username and password. I put it in but all it does is put me in the desktop directory. I don't get any graphics or desktop page. Any ideas? I could re-install 8.04 or 8.10, but figured I'd loose all my files.

November 16th, 2008, 10:13 PM
hi please post your hardware specs.

for now you can obtain all your files via live cd.

connect a formatted hard drive' drag and drop your files from one disk to another, at least this way you have assurance your data is backed up.

i don't have an answer as to why thats happened, your computer make and model will help !