Hi, sorry if this is basic, but am a computer dyslexic, which is why I use Ubuntu
This has occurred before, and my fix was a total reinstall, which took a couple of days with reinstalling software. That was a couple of months and a lot of configuring ago.
Now it has occurred again.
I have 12.04, updated, with Gnome destop as cannot get on with Unity.. When I booted this morning the system went into GNU GRUB version 1.99-21ubuntu3.4 and continues to do so after several restarts.
I cannot interact with it as in that state I have no keyboard or mouse response.
I have tried starting with the 12.04 CD, all starts up fine, and can look at the files. With the live CD I do have mouse and keyboard, but I can't find a rescue facility.
Please, how do i get my sytem back? That is, without this reccurring glitch.
Fortunately all my files are backed up on my Mac, which i am using now, and has worked without glitches for several years during which several linux versions have died.
Why don't I stay with Macs? Linux has fantastic opensource software, when it works, and a helpful community, which it needs.