after trying to update my Linux to fix some "issues" with this command:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

I totally screwed my system, now I have no sound, can't run any program, barely could figure out how to connect to internet, can't run video and neither terminal, also I've tried to boot another Linux from a USB-flash but when I select the option to "Install Linux" it resets and just run's the basic my corrupted Linux.

Edit:My question is what to do now? Because I can't boot from a USB in order to reinstall my OS, and I also cant run any app on my Linux OS?

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  • What version of Ubuntu are you running? – user364819 Nov 20 '15 at 14:07
  • Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS – albvik Nov 20 '15 at 14:09
  • Try backing up the /home directory and erasing everything. That's a last resort, but it's what I would do at the end. I'd try cleaning up any orphaned files first, though it'd probably not help at this point. – Dooley_labs Nov 20 '15 at 17:04

try choosing Advance options in grub menu.. and boot with the lowest kernel available


I am not very expert with the terminal and all, but probably a clean install is the best solution. The error with the usb might occur due to a faulty installation of the media. My recommended program for writing isos to usb is Rufus for Windows (try to look for a windows machine to run the program, it even has a portable version). My second choice, which is available for Linux is unetbootin. I've had a lot of problems with that one, but try formatting the usb and repeating the process.

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