Awhile back, I did a large update via Synaptic, which informed me of a number of problems experienced during the update. To my surprise, I rebooted to find a grey background and a new look. I was unaware that 11.6 was arriving, with kernel upgrade, KDE upgrade &c. Things seemed to be working fine until I rebooted again and at the login screen, unwisely chose "Awesome" to see what dat.
At that point, the screen hung for awhile and then delivered me to a black screen with 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 at the top (or similar). I could do nothing but a rightclick got me into a CLI, Long story short, it was not awesome at all. And whenever I try to boot, I wind up with a login terminal. Apparently, it cannot connect to the x server, or it fails to find my display...
To stop wasting my time, I have made a good copy of the KDE Livecd and booted from it. My Home/ & Root/ partitions are still there and mountable. But I want to get on with things and install from the Livecd.
Is there a simple way to preserve/backup those two partitions --ideally on removable storage? Then let the livecd installation proceed, and then bring the backed up files from Home/...back again into the appropriate directories (documents, pics, videos...) of the new installation?
quodcunque ostendis mihi sic, incredulus odi: whatever you show me in an overwrought way, I detest and disbelieve (Horace)