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I installed a OS alongside OS X on my old Macbook with rEFIt.

When I boot into Elementary it fails to load the Desktop environment and shows me the terminal.

Do you guys have any ideas to how I can fix this?

  • Why are you using Luna? – Suici Doga Feb 12 '16 at 9:52
  • My computer crashed and I happened to have an old live CD. Do you think that would fix it? – rasmussvanejensen Feb 12 '16 at 10:58
  • Using Freya should fix it. You should have done that before posting on this site. Also I recommend using USBs instead of CDs – Suici Doga Feb 12 '16 at 11:11
  • What is did it have when it crashed. What do you mean by crashed? – Suici Doga Feb 12 '16 at 13:30
  • During boot the screen would flicker as if the desktop was trying to launch and then do some cool glitch art thing and go to the terminal. – rasmussvanejensen Feb 13 '16 at 17:57
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Updating to Freya did solve the problem. I ran sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and everything worked perfectly.

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