I am new to Ubuntu but really enjoy it. A couple days ago I was prompted to upgrade to 11.04, or whichever is the newest version. I think I had 10.10 before. Something happened overnight while installing and when I turned my computer on this morning the screen looked crazy. I reset the computer and now I just get the Ubuntu splash screen but nothing seems to be happening.
I am able to launch from a CD, and it sees my hard drive and all my files, but I don't want to have to wipe the hard drive and start all over again. I even tried backing up some of my files while booting from my CD, but there is an X mark on some of the files saying I don't have privileges to access them.
I am not sure what to do. Any ideas?