Just learned some new commands on Ubuntu:
If sometime you get into a (big!) trouble such as the Gnome panels not loading but the desktop is visible, you can open the gnome-terminal using the key combination
Ctrl + Alt + T(of course this is a good shortcut for normal desktop usage too).
Because of the above problem, you may want to create a bootable drive to reinstall Ubuntu, but how do you do that as you cannot load the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator? Don’t worry there is a way - use the following command:
to open the Startup Disk Creator utility. I am assuming you had some iso image on the hard disk of your computer. If not you can transfer it using a flash drive and cp command.
- BTW if you don’t know how to mount a pen drive if it doesn’t happen automatically, use
sudo fdisk -lafter inserting the pen drive and take note of the device id, most of the times it will be
/dev/sdb1. Then issue the following command:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
to mount sdb1 to /mnt directory.
- And yeah there is
sudo poweroffto shutdown the system properly.