I am not sure what I did wrong. I am fairly new to Unbuntu.

I had Unbuntu 19.10 installed on my laptop. It was running pretty good. I had VLC, Gimp, Wine, Winetricks and ZBrush (through Wine) installed plus whatever comes preinstalled. I was trying to install Kdenlive but was not able to get it to install without problems. I shut down and then all heck broke loose.

I was not able to use it for a few days and when I did it was so very slow that I was waiting 10 plus minutes for it to boot. It just sits on the purple screen. Then when it did boot it would take several minutes to open my files. I tried again to install kdenlive with no luck.

I thought it was because of all the times I installed and uninstalled kdenlive. I thought I should start all over and tried to install a new copy of Ubuntu 19.10. Now it is worse. It installed just fine. Then said It needed updates. Started the updates. Then said to restart. It never restarted.

I found a Ubuntu help that said to open the GRUB menu and go to Advanced options. When I did it showed 2 recovery mode options in the menu. It seems like insead of deleteing partions it just added new os to another partion. I know Windows makes you delete partions when you install it. Not sure how Ubuntu works.

I do not know what to do now. This laptop is only a year old and I think I can never fix it again. Please help.

If you need any other info I missed please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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    cat /etc/fstab && cat /etc/mtab && sudo fdisk -l | grep -v loop – Gryu Mar 9 at 19:41
  • I am sorry. I do not understand what this means. – walk5 Mar 9 at 22:39
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    Run this command in terminal, then edit your question and past its output in your question. – Gryu Mar 9 at 22:40

First of all, make sure, you don't require disk replacing. Check its health.

But if you want to install your system correctly the next time, select Something else during installation:

Something else selection

During manual disk configuration, assign your old linux partitions to their previous mount points.

But for root partition turn on a Format checkbox. Do not apply it to /home related partition as it is shown on the picture.

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  • I already did the fresh install. Should I do it again. The last time it only made it worse. I also do not understand what you said after the image. – walk5 Mar 9 at 22:41
  • My laptop is stuck on the Ubuntu purple screen. It will not boot. Plus now it won't even read the bootable usb so that I can load a fresh copy of Ubuntu. I wanted to try the partion suggestion above but I am completely stuck now. – walk5 Mar 10 at 2:55
  • I finally have it booting from the usb drive. Hopefully I can get this to fix the problem. – walk5 Mar 10 at 2:58
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    kubuntu is a KDE oriented OS and your kdenlive is a KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It is usual ubuntu, but with KDE instead of Unity. I didn't try zbrush through wine on it). But: appdb.winehq.org/… – Gryu Mar 11 at 23:35
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    Good! Good luck with wine and zbrush! – Gryu Mar 13 at 23:07

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