I'm using Ubuntu since 2007 on A Dell Vostro 1510 and Ubuntu always did the job. I recently installed 11.10, its been working for the past two weeks with Gnome Shell.
It worked some one hour ago still and because the wireless didn't seem to pick networks in the new location I am at the moment, I rebooted my laptop.
Suddenly however, Ubuntu did not boot. The process goes through:
* PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned * Starting CUPS printing spooler/server [OK] * Starting ana(h)ronistic cron * Stopping ana(h)ronistic cron [OK] * Checking battery state ... [OK] * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility [OK]
... and that's where it stops.
Now I am downloading a liveCD right now to save my data and with hope of fixing Ubuntu. But I'm not sure whether I will manage to do that, and besides I'd like to understand what's happening. Can someone help please?
Can I repair my installation using the LiveCD?
edit: I have tried to upgrade from liveCD (from 11.10 to 11.10) but stopped the process once it asked me for a user name and password (which doesn't make sense if one upgrades). Now as I try again, I don't even get the option to up grade any more. (Please help I'd like to salvage the data I have on my disk.)
edit 2: Now trying to boot it says "missing operating system".
edit 3: This thread is abandoned by me, I simply made a new install.