Integrity wrote:In the future you can roll back the kernel rather than reinstall. Also if you haven't already done so during install create 3 partitions /, swap and home. When you reinstall you will still have all of your documents, e-mails and stuff.
I would like to point out that as you are "new to all Linux" when you make these partitions, keep in mind that the way they should look in the partition editor is as follows
/ (Primary(the root partition))
/home (Primary(the home partition))
the reason I posted this is because when I first started with Linux, I did not realize that you had to have the "/" before "home" to make it work, so I hosed many an install, and hosed just as many just doing newbie things like what you did, it happens and we have all done it, so don't feel like anyone is patronizing you, we are just pointing out that those warning levels are there for a reason, (I understand that they are not in Synaptic, and that you did not know to only use the Mint Update, but now you know, and knowing is half the battle. "G.I. JOE") they tell you how dangerous some files can be, and tell you not to install them unless you really know what you are doing.