Originally Posted by Hatman KZN
Hello again Guys and Guyesses. (the saviours of my sanity)
Following your advice I went looking for Ubuntu Mint
There are 5 versions and the write-up on some of them is a bit off putting.
So I had me a gander at the latest Ubuntu release. (Ubuntu 10.10) and before I knew where I was I had downloaded it, using up almost all of my monthly bandwidth allowance.
Dratt. Botherations and Dang !!!!
Then came the tricky bit. Installing it. That is where the fan came into play.
To cut a long story down to a mini series:-
I got a black screen with this message.
(initransfs) cannot mount / devloop0 (cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on / filesystem.squashfs
Enter help for a list of built in commands
When I entered help I got another screen with (built in commands) and a lot of gobbletygook on it
So now what? It looks like a long creek and I'm a tad short on paddles
Pretty please with sugar on.
Ps I do not really suffer from insanity.
I enjoy every moment of it.
hi there Ubuntu is one of the better for "new" users
and installing a operating system is a "learning experience".Most folk have never done it before ( the computer came with a version of windows on it )
so if at first you don't succeed .....
a few questions
1) are you planning to "dual boot" ?
have windows AND linux installed on the same machine
( most new users like that because if they mess up the linux install they can still get on the net and ask for help )
2) only have linux installed ?
if Ubuntu is to be on a second computer in the home and there is a second computer you can use to ask for help .This is a good choice
---- from that ----
we can help you in deciding on ether a partition layout for a dual boot .Or wiping out a windows install and putting only linux on the
the install dvd has the tools built in for the repartitioning
with one exception
if windows 7 is installed and you are going to dual boot you need to use the Microsoft tools in wn7 to resize the partitions on the drive