So I did something very stupid.

I was using Xubuntu. I wanted to try Lubuntu so I installed the Lubuntu Desktop Flavor.

Thinking that I had installed the whole thing, I uninstalled Xubuntu. Through the command prompt.

I dont exactly know what I did as you can see I am a noob.

Now ofcourse it wont start.

I just see the lubuntu splash screen and then a bunch of error messages.

I have to use Live systems like TAILS and DSL now which are really not my cup of tea.

How do I fix it?

I have the LUBUNTU Live CD now.

But when I boot through it I end up in the grub recovery mode.

What do I do?

These are the error messages after the splash screen:

*Stopping save Kernel messages [OK] Speech-dispatcher disabled: edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher     *Starting vnStat daemon vnstatd *Starting the Winbind daemon winbind *Starting NTP server ntpd aned disabled: edit /etc/default/saned     *Checking battery state... acpid: exiting Checking for running unattended upgrades: Shutting down SmartLink Modem Driver normally. Unloading modem driver from kernel... none found. *I2P Router daemon disabled in /etc/default/i2p. speech dispatcher disabled:edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher. *Stopping vnStat daemon vnstatd *Asking all remaining processes to terminate.... *All processes ended within 1 seconds.... nm-dispatcher.action: Caught signal 15, shutting down...

Deconfiguring  network interfaces... Deactivating swap... unmount: /run/lock: not mounted unmount: /run/shm: not mounted * will now halt [    142.248586]

  • What happens if you press Shift during boot? – Mitch Jun 26 '13 at 19:17
  • None of them are error messages (except for 1 which is certainly unrelated to your problem). They are standard, normal, expected informative (debugging) messages. – ignis Jun 26 '13 at 22:14
  • Umm...But the buntu still isnt loading. What do I do?? – user170500 Jun 27 '13 at 7:39

You had to provide the errors verbatim, so we would have something to speak about. For now, I say you just should do a chroot into your system and reinstall lubuntu package again.

  • This is the error message after the splash screen – user170500 Jun 26 '13 at 19:45
  • >*Stopping save Kernel messages [OK] >Speech-dispatcher disabled: edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher > *Starting vnStat daemon vnstatd >*Starting the Winbind daemon winbind >*Starting NTP server ntpd >aned disabled: edit /etc/default/saned > *Checking battery state... – user170500 Jun 26 '13 at 19:46
  • The following error messages are received when power button in the Laptop is pressed. – user170500 Jun 26 '13 at 20:04

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