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
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 9:52
  • My computer crashed and I happened to have an old live CD. Do you think that would fix it? Commented Feb 12, 2016 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
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 at 11:11
  • What is did it have when it crashed. What do you mean by crashed?
    – Suici Doga
    Commented Feb 12, 2016 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. Commented Feb 13, 2016 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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