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Boot problem after updates, Ubuntu, black screen and cursor

I hope this is the correct forum, please forgive a newbie. Hi all, New to linux, ubuntu, and this forum. I have enjoyed ubuntu for the past few months, but after my last update installation ubuntu would boot to a black screen and blinking cursor. If I let it sit for a while it would give the following: 12.3456789 sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] assuming drive cache: write through .............................asking for cache data failed It would then repeat the lines above but the numbers would get higher. It would never boot. I tried a live backtrack and knoppix usbs, and when trying to access my ubuntu files I get: THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA. From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data" or From the command line, run: ecryptfs-mount-private --- Running the above in a terminal gave me this:ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly I would ideally want to solve this problem and boot back into ubuntu, but if not, I really want to get my files off the hard drive so I can save them before I wipe and reinstall(yes, I should have backed up) I have tried to edit the grub with nomodeset and rmmod the ums_realtek, and a few other things I have found with google. None have worked so far. Any suggestions on how to get my files back or even fix this? Thanks a million from a newbie.
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DCH-REPEAT(1)						      General Commands Manual						     DCH-REPEAT(1)

dch-repeat - repeats a changelog entry into an older release SYNOPSIS
dch-repeat --build-tree <PATH> dch-repeat --source-release <RELEASE> dch-repeat --target-release <RELEASE> dch-repeat --devel-release <RELEASE> dch-repeat --pocket <POCKET> dch-repeat -h DESCRIPTION
dch-repeat is used to repeat a changelog into an older release. It expects that --build-tree is laid out with each Ubuntu release as a separate directory ("feisty", "edgy", etc). For example, if gimp had a security update prepared for Feisty in $TREE/feisty/gimp-2.2.13, running dch-repeat in $TREE/edgy/gimp-2.2.13 would pull in the latest changelog from the Feisty build. OPTIONS
Listed below are the command line options for dch-repeat: -h or --help Display a help message and exit. --build-tree PATH Base of build trees. Default is /scratch/ubuntu/build. -s or --source-release RELEASE Which release to take changelog from. --target-release RELEASE Which release to build into. --devel-release RELEASE Which release is the development release. --pocket POCKET Which pocket to use. AUTHOR
dch-repeat was written by Kees Cook <>. This manual page was written by Jonathan Patrick Davies <>. Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 2. SEE ALSO
dch(1). ubuntu-dev-tools 10 August 2008 DCH-REPEAT(1)

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