tdockery97 wrote:Reboot your system. At the Grub screen select to boot in the recovery mode. It should bring you to a login prompt in what looks like a full screen terminal. You can login there, and if you have ethernet connection you can run sudo apt-get install mate-desktop.
Thank you for the reply.
I went to the safe mode and the root shell. However, when i tired "apt-get update", the terminal shows "can't fetch http://...
. It seems there is not internet connect.
When I tried "apt-get install mate-desktop" it shows
"W:Not using locking for read onlly lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
E:Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened"
How to get connected to the internet in this safe mode?
Can I install the mate-desktop package from the Mint-Mate installation DVD, without using internet? How to do that?