Topic: I think I broke my OS
Okay, I have that sinking feeling I just did something really dumb and now I need help. Please bear with me here, for I am a complete newb with Ubuntu and I may not be able to tell you exactly what I did in the correct terms.
I just installed a 750 GB storage drive and used GParted to format it to ext3. (Worked great, btw - very nice application.) Once I was done I assumed I had to remount it since I had to unmount it to format. So I went to System>Administration>Disks and I put it in scarlett/home. I wish I could be more clear with the exact steps I took but I can't pull up Disk anymore to check. In fact, I can't open anything at all including the terminal. Not that I'd know what to do with it if I could open it, but it won't open I happened to have two browser windows open which still work, but I can't open a third one.
I have Windows XP on another drive, if that helps, and there's absolutely nothing on the new storage drive so reformatting isn't a problem if that's a possibility. (Although it is somehow mysteriously missing about 50 GB but that's about the least of my problems right now.) What did I do and can I fix it? Thanks.