I have a problem, had tried to update from 10.04 to 12.04 via update manager but that seemed to not complete, then took me to the grub prompt when I tried to boot Ubuntu from HD, dual boot with Vista.
I need advice how to overcome the grub issue then decided to try 12.04 via live USB and can access the computer, and see my folders if not all my data.
I am just hoping the actual data is there, how can I find and back-up my data esp. that under 10.04 partition. Live USB does not seemingly give access to system admin eg Gparted, so assume I need to use terminal. I have tried sudo fdisk -l and see the disk data inc. dev/sda1 etc but none are labelled Linux or Ubuntu (or Windows for that matter), nothing I can obviously use there. I had a 20gb Ubuntu partition on the drive. I just wanted to backup my files and data, then do boot repair and/or install 12.04. Any suggestions?
Do I need to do a boot repair beforehand (did follow instructions but boot repair also advised to backup my data, but how do I find it and do so)? Or should I simply proceed to install 12.04 side by side with the 10.04 and Vista? Just worried about my data and also lost settings.