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well right now i can't even get into the OS. I tried putting in a new cd burner and when i went to turn the computer back on it won't load cuz it says hdc: not ready for command. Last i knew my hdc was the dvd-rom drive. Im not sure how to get it ready for command. The only way i can interface with the computer is the bios and grub and i've tried live cds and install cd (boot for cd is first in the boot order but doesn't work) So i think i have to use a linux distro that can fit on a floppy to somehow deal with the problem
ok now i can get past the part of loading up that says "hdc: not ready for command" My dvd drive's jumper was on cable select and the new burner was set to master so i set the dvd to slave. but at the last step before it loads my login screen it said "I can not load your graphical x. do you want to see what the problem is yes or no?" iit was something like that. Im paraphasing, but i clicked y for yes and now im not sure what to do. to be more specific it says:
Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'
i can access the filesytem through the commandline but i am not sure what im looking, what i need to edit to fix the problem. And when all of a text document doesn't fit on the screen i don't know how to scroll up through it. Normally i could use the arrows but that just scrolls through the recent commands.