In the last couple of weeks, my Ubuntu machine went wonky. I can't access an SMB share of an ext3 formatted media player HDD that this machine serves files to. I can't seem to access the NTFS partition on the Ubuntu machines HDD. Programs frequently lock up on me. I cannot power down or restart using the power button options in the top right corner. Hard resetting has done nothing. Then finally, I hard rebooted and got this on startup:
Possible recent event: lots of updates were applied after ubuntu desktop notified me they were available.
If this was Windows 7 or OSX I would know the exact troubleshooting steps to follow. But I'm new to Ubuntu!