My reinstall of Ubuntu 12.10 seems to be taking forever. I see occasional notes that come up in the small window reporting events, but they mean nothing to me.
I was tempted to hit the having trouble link during the reinstall and am still in that mode. I told it to save installed programs and I presently have about 146 programs installed.
The troubles began when Ubuntu would not boot well with a message "mount failed," referring to about 6-different failures following the "mount:" message, and then ending with "instmfts," or something to that effect. I went to the "help" menu, I typed in "mount" which for a time seemed to mount manually, followed by "reboot" which for a time worked pretty well.
However, over time, this procedure did not work at all, and I would have to use a repair disk just to boot. Once I shut down, it would occasionally reboot, but more and more I needed to use the boot repair each time, which did not seem to repair anything permanently.
Please help. I have also tried and apparently succeeded at reinstalling GRUB. I am not well skilled at programming but have enough knowledge to get into the terminal and to change and list files in various directories, but that is about all.
Otherwise, I am loving Ubuntu