I know more details are needed, to help me fix this, hopefully wit out losing anything, to restore it back to the way it was, if this is not the right topic/thread, please point me to where I should post the details, and can get some help. I am using the live CD right now to boot, It appears that the HD file system is all there, but when booting, it says the kernal is not right ,and some other stuff,
How did the kernal get changed ?, I never did that, the updates did it, and never warned , or asked me ,...So this post is also to warn other unspecting newbies, if evrything is working, don't download any updates, until or if you know you really need it, and check to see if it is really a good thing. Ok well now I learned, and hope fully I can restore it, any help on this will be greatly appreciated,
Edited: I think I should add to this, it may not have been that the updates are bad, but the fact that I had waited so long (6 months), and there were so many updates, plus, it is a distro that is outdated,no longer supported,..all this made it dangerous,
I still think I should have just left things alone,
This statement,by methe updates are some kind of malware,
is not true, I shouldn't have said this (my apology), they (the updates) are not malware, but if not done with caution, and regularly, instead of a huge "block" all at once, like I did, could cause a effect that appears to be like malware. So I apologize for getting offensive,..it said "panic" and I did,!