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Old 03-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
shazaaym
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Question laptop frozen on home screen after using update manager


Hi all.

I'm using oneric ocelot on a dell latitude. I've had it a few months and doing OK on it, not any big problems until now (which is surprising really coz I'm not the most tech savvy person at all!)

I clicked on update manager today for the first time and it froze up, so I did a hard restart. Put password in ok, got to the homescreen, then it froze again. Can't move the cursor, and there's a red no entry sign top right. I can get the terminal up, but I've no idea what commands to put into it to check for errors, or how to fix them when I find em! Having to look for info via my phone has been a pain in the backside, but I found this place so not all bad

Hope one of you clever bods can help me out
 
Old 03-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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Boot up your Your Ubuntu live cd/or burn a Parted Magic Live cd and do a file system check using gparted is what I would do first.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/g...mozTocId748422
 
Old 03-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the quick reply.

I don't have a cd or anything, I had ubuntu installed at a local computer workshop after my old OS (xp) gave up the ghost. Also, I'm stopping with a friend all week and don't have access to another computer to burn anything.
 
  


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