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I made a bad move by moving my "/etc" directory to Dropbox in hopes to sync two computer enviroments. AFter moving the "/etc" directory any sudo commands responded with "Who is this UID 1000?".

Basically I killed my user and kill all booting. Now I can't event boot up my system.

PLEASE HELP. Is there any bootable tool or method through GRUB command-line during boot process that I can gain access to my files.

I just need to run "mv /home/user/Dropbox Files/etc /etc". Is there anyway I can do that through the GRUB command-line during bootup? Standard terminal commands don't seem to work.

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Not yet... Trying to make a bootable USB drive right now with Boot-Repair from Ubuntu. Should I download same version .iso to make a live usb instead? –  bbullis Jun 20 '13 at 0:39
    
The Ubuntu DVD and the live USB use the same iso. The live USB also requires an application to make it such as UNetbootin (Windows/Mac/Linux/Ubuntu Software Center). –  karel Jun 20 '13 at 0:54
    
I am now running off live cd. I see the 500 GB drive that I had partitioned half with Win7 and half with 13.04. The only directory that I can find within that 500 GB drive from my Ubuntu instant is my home directory. Anyway to find my root directors like /etc /var /usr /bin ??? –  bbullis Jun 20 '13 at 2:04
    
When I load up through the live-USB. I see my HD that should have my Win7 and Ubuntu partitions under "Devices" in my file window. There is no ability for me to go up a directory. All of the folders in there look like windows folders. I don't see any Ubuntu file system structure or actually even any of my home/"usr" ubuntu user dreictories either –  bbullis Jun 20 '13 at 2:28
    
OK, I get it. You can see the "Devices", so you can browse to the device, no problem. Browse to the root directory of your live USB. Browse to the /media directory. Your old Ubuntu filesystem is mounted in one of the folders that is INSIDE the /media directory. Sorry for the delay. Delete some of your old comments if you want to continue. –  karel Jun 20 '13 at 2:34
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