Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

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http://askubuntu.com – For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. It looks like it is booting normally but then it opens a terminal and asks for my login and password. I had tried Ctrl+ Alt +F7 and startx to no avail. Here is everything that appears on screen when I turn the computer on. Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS box-o-doom tty1 box-o-doom login:julian password: last login: Sun Jul 8 10:28:02 BST tty1 Linux box-o-doom 2.6.32-41-generic-pae #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 1 (HowTos)