I am dual-booting a C2D laptop with W7 x64 and Ubuntu 12.10 x64.
After using the GNOME3 PPA and getting a bit wary of the increased system instability, I tried to downgrade to the standard 12.10 AMD64 components. I installed
ppa-purge and issued the command
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3, accepting the solutions offered.
However, instead of running the following additional commands
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
I stupidly rebooted the machine. Now I can't boot into the partition. I tried the following things in Recovery Mode:
- Attempted to launch to root and then issue the above (missing) commands, but it gave me some error regarding not being able to write to
/var/apt/*something*(sorry but I don't remember the exact locked path),
- Attempted to launch with the 'Start Networking' (or similar) option, but nothing happens. The system isn't frozen here, pressing the power button here shuts down the machine as expected.
How do I restore my Ubuntu partition without losing any data?