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Old 03-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy Trackpad/Mouse and booting problems

I have done goofed, like, multiple times within a few hours. ._. Let's see...
This morning I had the great the idea of ditching Windows 7 for Ubuntu on my HP dv6-3120us laptop, so I copy/pasted all of my HTML source code for websites that I was working on and some other graphic design stuff into a flash drive, just to not recreate previous mistakes... *ahem*, and then I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10, booted into it, and installed Ubuntu. Everything was fine. I moved my files out of my flash onto my PC, and it was all good.
I started to have a few issues then, such as loss of audio and some other crazy shenanigans, but I thought I'll fix that later since I didn't really bother or care for that much right now. I then went ahead and inserted a disc for a program I head, but realized that I needed to restart the PC first, it was due from another program...
I booted into Ubuntu installer. I usually don't bother labeling my discs because I'm silly like that, and the disc that was in my tray wasn't what I thought it was, but it was Ubuntu instead. So I thought, okay, nothing special, I'll just cancel the installation, and everything will be 'kay, well... my PC didn't boot after that, I got errors on the screen that I don't quite remember, so I inserted Ubuntu's disc again, and chose the upgrade option since thinking it would reset Ubuntu but keep my files. I booted, everything looked fine, but my mouse wasn't moving, neither was my trackpad. Swag.
So, I tried to be smart, and tried something a bit different, I re-inserted the Ubuntu disc, divided the partition that held my current Ubuntu installation into two (originally was 100GB, now 50 each), and installed another copy of Ubuntu on the new partition, thinking I would be able to boot into that, and then at the very least recover all of my web source code and graphic stuff, I did that, but after booting, I realized that I was still in the old installation, since I gave the new installation a different network name. I also noticed that I apparently didn't have any internet...
... I spent 15 minutes typing this, I remember I actually wanted to post a question here, but it turned into a story... is that even allowed...? But I guess I couldn't explain in any other way. So if you read through all of that, thanks, and if you can help me, then please, by all means, help me! ;_;
Old 03-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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too many unnecessary info, can you clear it out a bit?


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