My upgrade to 11.10 failed some how. Now I can't get Ubuntu to reboot. I get a command line and now I just want to go and save my documents, pictures, ect. and just do a clean install. How do I access my files to back them up?
You can use live cd and backup your data and then do fresh install. Choose
If you have a separate home partition you can recover your data if you donot format it during installation.[Although you can use the same mount point]
From command line you could recover your data if you know basic shell commands: