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Old 05-01-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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Red face Un-installed necessary applications of my Jaunty..........NO DESKTOP! Pls help!

I am a new user of about 3 years.
I decided to un-install a few applications that I do not use.
I selected the "to be un-installed" applications and hit the green button to proceed. I then watched as I saw it un-installing over 150 packages or more. After it had finished, I had a black screen with text indicating what was not found. I have re-sized that partition & re-installed jaunty. That's how I am writing this help request. I need to know how to access the files I have on the previous install, or resurrect the install. I clicked "install broken system" & after I logged-in I was able to see all of the personal files when I typed a directory search. I need to know how to find what is missing & re-install it from a command line in the rescue utility of that install. I do not remember how I got it to let me log-on. I have files that are worth many thousands of USD to me. Can anyone help me with some instructions, or refer me to a thread?
Thank you much!
Old 05-01-2010, 06:21 AM   #2
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If you can get to the command line on your broken install, type
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
It will ask for your password, type it in. It won't show it as you're typing.
Then just wait. Once it's done, reboot.
Post back to tell us what happened.
Old 05-10-2010, 02:25 AM   #3
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Thank you Bratmon!

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RE: "Un-installed necessary applications of my Jaunty..........NO DESKTOP! Pls help!"

Thanks to Bratmon,
I have resolved the problem.

I used "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop"

All works great now!

Thank you Bratmon!



Old 05-18-2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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No need to repeat your words ..

Just writing once is enough.
Anyway, Enjoy with your Linux Box


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