I recently did a dual boot install of Xubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome, both 16.04.
I first installed Xubuntu using "something else" option, and created a partion or 150gb out of 300 and installed to it. Xubuntu ran fine.
I then did the same steps for Ubuntu gnome, with a partion of 40gb on the remaining space.
I then booted to gnome and played around in there very minimally.
Then when I booted up to ubuntu, the desktop was corrupted. The boot screen background was black, instead of the boot screen background image. Then when I logged in to the desktop, all of the desktop icons were missing with generic white icons with a red X on them.
I am somewhat new to linux, and I have no clue where to go from here. Is it possible that the HD is just corrupted, and it has nothing to do with my dual boot installation?