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I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and shutdown my computer and now it boots to a blank screen everytime. The only thing there is a cross shaped cursor. I can boot to terminal using ctrl+alt+f1.

Boot repair did nothing (paste.ubuntu.com/6358039) and when I tried to re-install using a live CD the installation was not detected so I have no option to keep my files.

Is there anyway I can repair without losing my files in my home folder? Thanks.

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Your system partition is broken. Boot on an Ubuntu 13.10 disk, choose "Try Ubuntu", and fix your system files this way: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuReinstallation

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