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I upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.4 to 13.10. There was a system hang at the time of installation and I had to force-shutdown by pressing the power key. When I try to login, I see that the total OS has collapsed now. I am not able to open any folder or file.

How should I fix it?

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did you able to login?how did you upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10? – Avinash Raj Dec 15 '13 at 18:51
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You can't open files or folders but you can log in? That's what I get from the question.

Try pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 this should take you into a terminal where you can log in.

From here run:

sudo dpkg --configure -a


sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

And for good measure (not sure if you need it but it can't hurt)

sudo apt-get upgrade

Hopefully this should solve it.

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