i am typing on the machine now but if i boot via the normal method i get a poor quality display output and the system goes in to kernel panic if i use the internet.
However i now boot recovery mode then resume normal boot and all is fine.
im very new to linux but quite like the few distro's i have seen and am keen to kiss microshaft goodbye.
Hardware is as follows
dual booting with win 7 but separate hdd's
amd phenom 2 x6 processor
radeon 6600hd graphics
asus m5a97 motherboard
1 x solid state hdd with win 7
2x hdds besides.
as im new i dont know where to start i have tried downloading a display driver but when i tried installing i got kernel panic again.
Thanks for any advice offered