My Machine: Lenovo T400 laptop, 9.04 ubuntu
My problem: while working on my laptop the system Offered an update to my ATI video card............so being the nube that I am I said go ahead and install it............yep that f'd it up. it ran for a while then froze up to the point I had to hard boot the machine. on restart the desktop splash/load screen displays but nothing else afterwards. I can get into restore mode and even terminal but can't seem to find anything to help out........there is an autofix video option but that did not work either.
I spent a week loading and configuring this thing and do not want to start back from scratch...........I have too much stuff to lose on a new install. funny thing is that I just had set the system to do a complete backup of the ubuntu instance for tonight so I would have some way to restore this if something happened...........well it happend before the backup ran tonight........go figure.
help me out if you can......is there a way to reload the default system without loosing my files and such? I would just have to load vmware back on and some other programs but I a okay with that.