I recently tried to install a package in Mint 16 and the next thing I knew it uninstalled cinnamon and mint. Now, when I boot I am taken to a Ubuntu startup page. (Which fails to load because of an error "stopping startpar bridge for notification of upstart job start/stop") and it just freezes there.
I then got the live cd out and booted from there and mounted my old drive (eg chroot). All my files are there but when I try to
"sudo apt-get update" I get:
"Could not resolve security.ubuntu.com" and "Could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com".
How do I restore Mint?
EDIT: I was trying to install AceStream and then it told me that the following packages are not necessary and it gave me a big list of packages and I hit "Enter" not even thinking.
Now, when I boot I get Ubuntu 13.10 and an error message
kvm: disabled by bios. If I press Esc, I see an error message on the command line
stopping startpar bridge for notification of upstart job start/stop. Thus, Ubuntu is loading, not Mint (even though Mint is the only OS I have on this machine).
I then have to use the Live CD to then chroot into my files.
I was able to
cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/etc/resolv.conf once I was chrooted and that solved the networking issues. I was then able to
apt-get update and then
apt-get dist-upgrade. I then tried to boot without the Live CD but I'm still being thrown to the Ubuntu splash screen with the same error
kvm: disabled by bios