I am using 13.10 in VMWare as a guest.
While trying to remove an older version of libjpeg using apt-get, somehow, the whole desktop and related applications were removed.
I have rebooted into recovery mode and it has attempted to mount my disks. However, it gets stuck during the loading of services.
It's now showing something like below and just sits there:
* Starting Elasticsearch Server [OK]
I have gotten into the root shell with network enabled.
sudo apt-get update was also run.
Now, when I go and do
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop it lists a bunch of dependencies, but says they will not be installed. Therefore, since dependencies were not met, install could not proceed:
If I run
sudo apt-get check, I also get the same output.
What can be done to resolve this? I do not want to do
apt-get -f install yet without understanding the implications.