About to give up on Linux
Hi, I'm totally new to linux. I've been trying to install some form of linux on my computer for the last three weeks with little success. I've tried PClinuxOS, Freespire, K,X,Ubuntu, Mandriva, and Fedora. I can't seem to get the OS fully installed or if I do I can't get it to boot (error 25, or 17).
PClinuxOS wouldn't install...got to the partitioning and formatting and failed. Live CD worked perfect.
Ubuntu installed but kept getting the Error 17. Looked on the internet for solution but I may as well been looking at quantum physics. I have Zero working knowledge of CLI. If someone is willing to walk a noob through the install of linux I would appreciate it.
My comp specs:
gigabyte 8knxp-sli MB
1 GB RAM
Nvidia 7600 Vid card
1-60 GB maxtor IDE=disk 1 w/win xp (hda)
1-160 GB maxtor SATA (hdb)
1-120 GB maxtor IDE (sda)
1-80 BG WD (for linux install) (hdc)
For some reason linux doesn't like my SATA drive cause I never seem to have it available.
thanks for any help you can provide.