Ubuntu

Failed Boot, needs repair/recovery

Asked by Max Griffith on 2011-06-19

First off, I feel I must explain my level of knowledge of Linux, coding and all of that. I barely have any so any answers are going to have to be dumbed down quite a bit, I started using Ubuntu because I was fed up with Windows and it was working great until suddenly, after logging into Windows again to change some battery settings, it failed to boot into Ubuntu. I could get to the screen that's purple (by the way, I'm running 11.04) and no matter if I choose the regular boot or recovery boot, it eventually turns into a screen with a bunch of lines of code. I've had to re-install before and I wanted to see if it was possible to repair this instead since I'd made several modifications since I last did that. So in summary:

New user (little knowledge)
Running Ubuntu 11.04
After logging into Windows, fails to boot
Screen with lots of letters and numbers

Thanks for your help.

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2011-06-19
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2011-06-19

please try to press ctrl +alt + t or try to press alt + f2

and type gksudo gdmsetup

unlock and select "gnome classic no effect" as your standard session mode the type

sudo reboot

to restart your pc

Max Griffith (maxrgriffith) said : #2

I tried what you said and it still doesn't work. I think this problem is caused whenever I log into Windows because it always happens after I do that. Does Windows mess with the Ubuntu OS? Is there a way to protect from that in the future? I'd still like to continue to try and repair Ubuntu but if that doesn't work I'd like to avoid this problem.

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