I upgraded after Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. However after the upgrade, the system restarted. But got stuck with a black screen displaying the message:
Starting VMware services: [OK] Virtual machine monitor done Virtual machine communication interface done VM communication interface socket family done Blocking file system done Virtual ethernet done VMware Authentication Daemon done Shared memory available done speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher Starting VirtualBox Kernel modules ...failed! (modprobe vdoxdrv failed. Please use 'dmseg' to find out why) saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned * Restoring resolver state... [OK]
And the system is stuck at this point for hours. Unable to access even the console, hence unable to do anything.
I can't format my system as it contains all my project codes and other important data.