I have messed up my Ubuntu desktop by removing Python while trying to fix a problem. The Unity interface is gone. I'd like to try the solutions proposed by they all require a terminal.
My Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is running on VirtualBox on a Windows 10 guest. I've tried:
- Booting with SHIFT pressed (that only seems to go to Windows, and I always get the graphical login)
- Doing CTRL + ALT + T (nothing happens)
Doing CTRL + ALT + F1 (I get a black screen and a few white dotted lines, it appears to be a video problem which could potentially be solved if I had access to the terminal)
- Searching online for a solution
I'm downloading Ubuntu again to do a new, separate installation, but if someone knows of an alternative way to access the terminal so I can recover my system, I'd be most grateful.