I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. After one of the updates I could not boot successfully. There was apparently some graphical problem. A message popped up with four options to choose but I could not select anything: pressing the arrow keys or Enter had no effect.
Now, I want to make a fresh install but before that I need to get some of the data on my hard disk. How can I do that? I tried by using the LiveCD but I got a message saying I had no permission to access the home folder. I expected that at least I get a chance to enter my password somewhere in order to identify my self, but no. As I was installing Ubuntu, I encrypted my home folder (still have the passphrase). May be that is important. Does anyone know a way how to get to my data? Perhaps not through the LiveCD but by somehow booting without a GUI, just with a terminal because of the graphics problem. I guess that would be sufficient to copy the data I need on a USB stick.