Dear Ubuntu community,
I've installed LTS 12.04 recently as XP extented support ceased. I've used a CD for the installation as it seems my PC cannot boot from USB. After 2 weeks of enjoying Ubuntu, I've updated some programs (the ones suggested by the update manager) and installed 2 image/photo editors (darktable and another one).
The update manager asked me to reboot, which I have done. Since then, it's impossible to reboot. The boot goes at different stage everytime, sometimes it goes as far as the pixelated 12.04 screen with the 4 dots showing some progress.
Everytime it displays a few lines of text that do not make sense to me and present me with the cursor, but I can't type anything.
Also, my CD drive has died so I can't read the installation CD.
Is there a way I can fix this without having to replace my CD-rom drive ?
Thanks for your help.
PS: I only have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. No dual boot.