help needed

Andrew Constantine andrewconstantine at
Sat Sep 12 14:56:25 UTC 2015

Check to ensure your boot order is still set correctly and you should be
able to boot to a live CD/DVD and then do a total fresh install.

On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM Haseeb ul Hasan <urhhoney at> wrote:

> I have a thinkpad x200 tablet and i installed the newest iteration of
> ubuntu and accidentally chose full disk encryption and then after install
> realized what i have done.
> Since the machine is solely for my wife, she was annoyed by it and
> coincidentally i was running a apt-get upgrade and it was in the middle of
> it. So i did what every man would do, listen to his lovely wife.
> I depressed the power button to force a restart and to reinstall ubunt
> from scratch, but now it doesnt let me. I think it tries to write to MBR
> and since its encrypted it ends up in an error if i try reinstall.
> If i go into ubuntu its kind of broken but i do have access to a terminal.
> But unity is not running i think so i see no desktop.
> Any ideas? how to reinstall from scratch???
> Regards.
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