and Hi! to everyone else.
I've recently decided to enter the Linux world seriously after several failed attempts.
I've successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and updated it. I installed various programs and panel indicators using various tutorials across the web. In the end before I got this problem, I ran the Bleeding Edge Script to enable me to install a lot of applications at once.
After all of that, I could still not find some of the apps it promised to install such as Google Chrome. Before restarting since I thought that would fix the problem as maybe there was some system wide files needed upgrading (I come from Windows environment), I decided to install VLC (or some other program) but it gave me an error about some dependencies (I don't recall the error exactly).
I read online that to solve this problem, you have to use:
And so I did. My heart felt really weird when I saw the lines "Removing ..." scrolling through the terminal but I thought maybe they were getting upgraded by newer ones from the internet or something. After this I could not useCode:sudo apt-get -f installas it told me something along the lines of "Cannot find command specified". I thought "Here we go again... a re-install".Code:apt-get
So after this process, I restarted the computer. To my surprise the GRUB bootloader now had huge fonts and black background instead of the usual purple background and smaller fonts. After selecting the usual Ubuntu choice, I get the Ubuntu splash for like a second before the screen turns black but the laptop stays on.
1) Any idea how to fix this and get me back into Ubuntu?
2) If I'm going to reinstall Ubuntu, how can I save all the files I've downloaded as I only have fast internet here at a lab on my uni campus so it would be nice if I could just save it all.
1) Asus K43S i5 2.3Ghz
2) ATI Radeon 6730M 2GB
3) 8GB Ram
4) Anything else you need?
Thanks for a lot for reading this far, I know the post is long but please bear with me.