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    unsupported wmi

    My idiot roommate closed my laptop in the middle of an install of 13.10. The result: when booting up I get the message "no or unsupported wmi interface". I then get the login screen and when I enter my password, the system just hangs. I've tried to follow the advice here: http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/07/cre...ot-ubuntu.html, but I can't actually get to a shell. I'm out of my depth already here, but when I use control+alt+f1 and am asked for a login name and password, it doesn't accept what was my login name and password. Presumably, if I can't login I can't get get sudo privileges anyway. I'm not well-versed enough to know another way. I don't want to do a clean install and lose some data that I (stupidly) didn't back up before the install. Is there another way? fwiw, my computer is a gateway mt6452 w PhoenixBIOS version 84.05

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    Re: unsupported wmi

    An update: I got into recovery mode by holding Shift down during boot up and selecting the latest kernel (recovery mode). From the menu, I enabled networking. Then I went to root and typed in
    Code:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
    A long list of "hits" appeared followed by archive addresses. In the end, all the package lists were read, but nothing was upgraded, installed, or removed. I exited root and rebooted. The problem persists.

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    anyone, anyone?

    buhler?

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