I've searched for this answer fairly extensively and fruitlessly thus far, mainly I find answers that regard finding Windows files after installing Ubuntu, and a lot of answers regarding Wubi (which I had to google) - I don't think those are relevant to my situation.
I can't access my old files from an install of Ubuntu 10.04
I was running 10.04. I upgraded to 12.04 with the updater, It froze up during the process, and I had to reboot. The computer wouldn't boot past the Ubuntu loading screen. I used a Ubuntu install disk of 11.10 to try to get it back on it's feet (and chose to install alongside the failed install of 12.04). That worked, but now I want to figure out how I can access my old files.
Any help, points in the right direction, or anything really vastly appreciated!
edit1: sudo fdisk -l output
sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000bec1f Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 283774239 141886096 83 Linux /dev/sda2 283774974 312580095 14402561 5 Extended /dev/sda5 309653504 312580095 1463296 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda6 283774976 307574783 11899904 83 Linux /dev/sda7 307576832 309653503 1038336 82 Linux swap / Solaris Partition table entries are not in disk order