Well, isn't this so special!!!!!! i used pamac. it downloaded two files, the keyring stuff. all was fine.
so I went to click on octopi, did not load, and IN FACT, NO PROGRAMS WOULD LOAD. They start to load and that is it, NOTHING!!!! So I tried the old trick of reboothing. I could not even reboot. It stopped on the first three lines of the bootup.
I am the jerk for not backing up my work yet. BUT phil, I don't like that you were playing around. So now I am running on the DVD.
My question is: HOW CAN I GET ACCESS TO MY STUFF ON MY HARD DRIVE?