Dommy- I did set a root password and I found the half graphical half command line program that allowed me to log in as root and save changes to the inittab file
Eerath- When I had tried to use grub nothing would boot....the screen would just be blank and nothing would happen
I have a version of ubuntu that I can run from a cd so I can't install any programs I heard that Mandrake was more noob friendly so that's why I didn't use it.
Well....I figured out how to edit the inittab file logged in as root, as I had said....I had to go to the command line program (that was command line but also allowed you to use a mouse to save and open documents) window and then go to root midnight command session. I then changed it so that I was defaulting to 3. I restarted and I was able to log in as root and I then tried to install the drivers and thins is what I got:
No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://downlaod.nvidia.com
Then I click yes and then this:
No matching percompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site: this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel.
So yet again I click yes and then:
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example be sure you have the 'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path-' command line option.
Then I hit ok and:
ERROR: installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestion on fixing installation problems in the readme file available on the Linux driver download page at www.Nvidia.com
On top of all of that I can't get out of the command line interface.....I don't know how to open so that I can edit and save documents in command line...so I can see the inittab file but I can't edit it so that I can go to the graphical interface.....lol. What would I search for to find these commands and what they do so that I can do this??