Ok, so im 100% new to linux, No experence what so ever in anything related to linux. I kinda knew about it for a while, and my friend started using ubuntu/mint/KDE and others....So i decided to give linux a try.
So when i put in the Live CD for mint, I get the menu screen. Next I get the splash screen and mint loads....After that...Nothing, I get a command line, information on the Warrenty of ubuntu, and thats it. No error message, nothing. Just a command line. If from what im reading is correct, I dont get a login screen (I think its called GRUB but im not entirely sure). Seems kinda strange....I did try starting mint in safe graphics mode and the same thing happens. Also, I have tried this with Mint 4.0 i think, not so sure tho, Ubuntu 7.10, and KDE, Mint and KDE i would assume are the newest versions because my friend gave me the CD's about a week ago.
My system specs:
Intel Core 2 quad Q6600
2 gig of RAM, Corsair XM2
ASUS P5N-E SLI Motherboard
EVGA 8800 GT
Two monitors: Acer X223W and Compaq 7550
Remember, Im completely new to all forms of linux.....So if you want to give me instructions...Tell me EXACTLY what I need to do...step by step....
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Ive been wanting to try mint and ubuntu for a while now...But i haven't been able to figure out what is going wrong.