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I was upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 and the upgrade froze, and then booted me out to the login screen. From there I can't do anything, trying to log in just returns me to the login screen. What do I do?

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I suggest you to backup your data from Live CD and reformat and install a clean ubuntu

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How would I backup my data using a Live CD? I'm kind of hopeless when it comes to anything technical. –  A.J. Sep 26 '12 at 6:23
    
insert your ubuntu install cd into your cd-drive. boot from it and choose try ubuntu. When it boots you can copy your files into a cd or a removable usb drive. when done install ubuntu again –  user91632 Sep 26 '12 at 6:27
    
I'll need to burn one, but thanks, I'll try that in the morning. –  A.J. Sep 26 '12 at 6:31
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if you have any further question don't hesitate to ask them. and you find my answer helpful please don't forget to mark it as answer and upvote –  user91632 Sep 26 '12 at 6:33
    
I definitely will! Just to make sure, I will be able to access my files from the LiveCD environment? I used one before a long time ago to fix another problem and got a completely blank test desktop. –  A.J. Sep 26 '12 at 6:34

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I was able to solve the problem with information provided here. My gratitude does go out to Kamil for their assistance too, though!

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