[clug] PC boot problem
kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Sun Jul 29 12:18:42 UTC 2018
I have been configuring a laptop with Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04.1.
That's what I'm now using. I was testing software tweaks on a PC running
Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. Unfortunately I used Synaptic Package Manager
to delete some critically-important packages. Namely whatever drives the
Unity desktop, I think.
The PC boots to my login splash--with guest etc. options barely visible
in white text below the password-input window. Unfortunately at this
stage, the PC doesn't recognise the keyboard or mouse! So I cannot enter
the password. Then the monitors go black.
I have tried booting from an Ubuntu 16.04.4 CD-Rom--without success. The
startup sequence goes as above.
Similarly I have played with ROM-boot options. But no advance on the above.
I am thinking of putting the Bionic Beaver CD-Rom into the PC's
optical-disk drive. And then hoping to restore data from a backup DVD a
few days old.
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