Okay, by old computer that was running VISTA was crawling to a slow death, so I decided to instal Ubuntu. I had saved all my music and photos to an external hard drive and proceeded to do a full install and have it replace the Vista OS. It installed fine, but when I reboot it to actually get to the program, I get the following:
I looked around a bit and couldn't make heads or tails of what that error meant, or how to fix it, so I was looking into other Linux based applications to use as an OS. This is NOT my main computer, so if it's not top of the line with all the bells and whistles, I am okay with that. I just want to use it as something a bit different from time to time.
I did a search and a Linux forum had a thread about easiest OS's to install and somebody recommended Foresight Linux GNOME Edition 2.5.0 x86. A few readers agreed with that guy. I was wondering if any of you fine computer experts had any experience with this particular OS, or could give me a suggestion on one that is relatively easy to install.
I haven't played with Ubuntu in years, but, as I recall, it's about as easy as you'll get in terms of a linux installation.
What's your grub.conf file look like? You likely either have an error with your grub.conf or an issue with your boot partition. It should be in the /boot/grub directory - you may need to mount that directory depending on your /etc/fstab settings.
I just started using a program called Adium, and it appears it will let you do that, in addition to logging into MSN, Yahoo and others. www.adiumx.com It's also open source, if you care about stuff like that.