“Doctor? Could you help my beautiful OS get back into working condition? She’s hurt horrible. Last night, I put her to sleep, I put her screen down and went to work–but when I came back, she was gone! She was sorta there, but it’s like she was somewhere else! Oh, Doctor, I didn’t do it on purpose! I swear!” ~'Cause I’m weird like that.
Thank God for external HDD’s, cuz I’ve somehow messed up Ubuntu. Last night, I had it running on my laptop and I clicked on “Sleep” before I went to work. But, before I closed the monitor, there was a weird error, it showed the screensaver, and then it shut off the power. When I got back home and turned the machine back on to do some homework, I tried logging back on again, to a nasty surprise: my Ubuntu partition would not work. I tried logging onto my account, and Ubuntu only loaded in 1/16th of the way, had some problems, and got onto the login screen with video trouble. So I reset the machine again. GRUB bootloader came in fine with the boot menu, so I was able to get back onto Vista, but when I tried accessing my other partition, it said ‘Format Disk so Windows Could Read It’ or something to that effect.
I don’t know what to do. Should I go through with formatting the disc for Windows readability? Have I royally screwed it up? When I get Gutsy Gibbon, how do I go over the old disc partition to replace/repair Ubuntu? And no, this is obviously not like last time, which was no big deal 'cause all I did was erase a videocard driver. Or should I just switch flavors, like go to Red Hat instead?
One more excruciating week to wait for Gutsy Gibbon to come out…>.< Accepting any tips to help my beautiful machine get back on her rubber feet.