I recently got in way over my head playing with Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Mini 910. I think I deleted far more things than I should have trying to "make space". I started finding the applications I wanted by searching the main files. Then I selected "change desktop" and really messed things up. Now when the computer boots up I only see the desktop background with nothing else, no icons, no keys do anything. I've downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and run it from a thumb-drive on the machine but the hard-drive is too small to load it. Any clues how I can get access to files, applications?
Thanks. And if I gave you a laugh, no worries.