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I just installed Ubuntu lts 12.04.1 on my computer from CD using option 2 to wipe Windows from it. The first time I received an error when the computer tried to restart so I reinstalled, but now, when it boots, all I get is some text and a login prompt (a terminal). Can anyone help?

Screenshot of what I'm seeing: enter image description here

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@DaimyoKirby that is not what I am seeing. I am trying to get image posted now. –  jsommers Jan 26 '13 at 3:41
    
Because I am a new user I cannot post images. But I will try all suggestions. –  jsommers Jan 26 '13 at 4:48
    
Ah, ok. If you get a screenshot, upload it to imgur and link to it, we'll edit it into the post. –  DaimyoKirby Jan 26 '13 at 5:31
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A login prompt is normal, just login to your user like you would on any computer.

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I'm sorry...I should have clarified, it's a terminal login prompt and when I put my username and password in it tells me info on how many packages that are and how many updates then gives me $ prompt. –  jsommers Jan 26 '13 at 2:36
    
I only know enough to get me in trouble in a terminal...sorry. lol –  jsommers Jan 26 '13 at 2:38
    
Are you by any chance using the server edition instead of the desktop one? –  mweinelt Jan 26 '13 at 2:47
    
No, I even double checked, it is the desktop image. –  jsommers Jan 26 '13 at 2:57
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You could try running the login manager from the terminal?

sudo service lightdm start

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What happens if/when you try this? –  OneRyt Jan 26 '13 at 4:07
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Do you have some graphic card installed in your computer? this may be due to absence of desired drivers, usually happens with ATI Cards

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Ubuntu might be automatically opening one of the terminals instead of the normal screen - try pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7; this should open the first xscreen, if Ubuntu is loading correctly.

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I will try it. Thanks. –  jsommers Jan 26 '13 at 4:48
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