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I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a flash drive using the Pendrive installer. After working on it for couple of days and rebooting, the system won't load.

The screen displayed after pressing F1

The question is simple. How can I repair it? If it can't be done, then how do I rescue my files?

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Hint: /dev/sr0 is a cd or dvd-rom device. Also "using the Pendrive installer"... If I understand correctly, it wasn't real installation, you only put the live session files on pendrive and created additional space for persistent storage. This makes it harder to rescue your files. You could try mounting your pendrive in some working Ubuntu and searching the directories for your stuff (probably packed in some file). –  user31389 Apr 29 '13 at 14:31
@user31389 You're right. And there actually was an ext-2 device on the drive so I just mounted it and copied my files. –  Grant Apr 30 '13 at 8:08
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