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I keep getting a command prompt when booting into current version. I can only do a "normal" boot on a previous version. Please HELP !

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

I Cannot load; Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-37-generic-pae. It takes me to a command prompt. (I just tried to download and install a newer "experimental" video Driver, this is when it all began-after the mandatory reboot). I do NOT know command line prompt!

I can, however get Ubuntu to boot(what I consider normally) going under "Previous Linux versions" (I guess this is why I referred to it as a version and NOT a kernel.) and use the most recent: Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-36-generic-pae.

I need help in being able to get a NORMAL BOOT using 3.2.0-37-generic-pae. I will try to answer any questions that I can. What I need is to have someone Walk Me Through what

I will need to do. This is a computer shared by my Family and has Two Accounts. It would take Forever and a Day to back everything up and do a fresh reinstall.

When I do a "normal" boot, this is what happens:

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS family tty1

Family login:

(Note: of the two accounts that I have, one is administrator and the other is the one my family uses, named Family)

Maybe someone out there can walk me through what I may have to do on command line prompt.

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By version, hope you mean its your kernel version, right? –  i08in Feb 15 '13 at 3:32

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