I installed Ubuntu 11.10 some time ago. I was watching videos in youtube, when it suddenly became unresponsive.
I waited 5-6 minutes, and restarted (with the power button on the pc). It open up the bootloader and let me to chose between Ubuntu or Windows XP.
When I selected Ubuntu, it showed the purple screen, like normal and let choose recovery or normal. I'm not able to start Ubuntu, and if I select normal nothing happens.
If I select recovery, it says something like "loading ramdisc" and it stays like that with no results ...
The really big problem is that I don't have an optical drive, so were can I put the live CD?
Soon, I will buy new pc, so I don't want to spend my money on a new optical drive. What can I do ?
Also, how can I recover my files?
I'm writing this from win xp, which works.