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    Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    Running Ubuntu 12:04 (Pangolin) on a 64 bit machine.

    I switched the computer on this evening and updates were available. Dialoge box told me that an update was available for my Hardware Enablement Stack. Ran this.

    Rebooted after update (as instructed).
    System boots to black screen asking for login name and then password.
    Entering these gives me "Welcome to Ubuntu.... etc etc.. then a note to tell me that the Hardware Enablement Stack is supported to 2017.
    This is followed by a command promt pat@base-machine:~$

    Thats it... I cannot get back to my desktop.

    Can someone please tell me - in step-by-step format what I need to do to resolve this problem please? Bearing in mind that I do not yet know enough about Ubuntu (though I am learning) simple instructions would be appreciated.

    Many thanks..

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    had the same problem a few days ago the only way out of it, for me, was to do a clean install of 12.04.4 and then update
    i have separate partitions for /, /swap, /home so no data lost just about an hour to reinstall and update ...
    Hope this helps . . . Steve ...
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    Shuttle XS35 - Intel Atom 1.6 - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Linux Kubuntu

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    Thanks.. I take it that all data was lost? or is there a way to reinstall 12:04 and preserve data?

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    if you have separate partitions for
    / (root)
    /swap
    /home

    all you do is format / (root) and reinstall
    leave the other partitions alone, do not format

    if you do not have separate partitions on the drive then use a live ubuntu cd/usb and backup any data you require to be backed up

    but i stopped fire fighting the system years ago, i just reinstall and replace everything from backup
    its just easier and quicker then fire fighting ...
    Hope this helps . . . Steve ...
    Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, except bad news ...
    Shuttle XS35 - Intel Atom 1.6 - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Linux Kubuntu

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    Apologies - just re-read your post.. What I should have asked is.... Is there any way to save data?

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    as stated use/run a live linux ubuntu cd/usb and save any data on the drive from there to a usb key drive or upload it to on-line storage ...
    Hope this helps . . . Steve ...
    Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, except bad news ...
    Shuttle XS35 - Intel Atom 1.6 - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Linux Kubuntu

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    Steve,
    Thanks for that.. I'll give it a go tomorrow.

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    post back and let us know how you got on please, best of luck ...

    these links maybe of help
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/20800...reinstallation
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/19808...my-data-intact
    Hope this helps . . . Steve ...
    Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, except bad news ...
    Shuttle XS35 - Intel Atom 1.6 - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Linux Kubuntu

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    Thanks once again Steve,
    I decided to bite the bullet and did a complete new install and took the opportunity to install alater distro. I already had a second hard drive installed with little on it that I could afford to lose so I installed a new distro from an iso image and on completion was able to acces the original HD and recover all necessary data..

    Just swapped the HD's round really..)

    I appreciate you taking the time to help.

    Besty regards,

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    Re: Boot problem after enablement stack update.

    as an update to your last post 'pat4' i also did the same
    but this time i installed kubuntu 12.04.4

    even with updates, everything is working better the ubuntu itself
    must admit the move from ubuntu to kubuntu has been eye opening ...
    Hope this helps . . . Steve ...
    Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, except bad news ...
    Shuttle XS35 - Intel Atom 1.6 - 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD - Linux Kubuntu

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