Linux boots with the aid of Win 98
Good morning one and all (05:08hrs GMT)
After a night where my ignorance of the Linux system was lain bare to the world trying to get PCLinuxOS 2010.1 onto an old computer, I am left with one more choice, which is ... To select the correct size hammer for the job.
I loaded PCLinux from the CD. I gave it the 20BG hard disk to use for itself.
The result is:-
1) ... it is definately loaded onto the hard disk.
2) ... it won't boot
I have, on each case of trying to boot the comnputer, received 2 error statements, both headed
"GRUB loading, please wait" … this was followed by "error 15" ... and later "error 22"
I decided to to use an old Windows 98 CD to try to reformat the disk, and have a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th try to get Linux working on the computer.
When the computer started, I was given the choice to boot from CD, (Win 98), or boot from Hard Disk. Booting from the hard disk gave me a fully working version of PCLinuxOS 2010.1.
It would seem that I can continue in this fashion, but this is not what I want.
Your help is desperatly needed. I Googled this subject to death but came up with instructions which clearly thought I knew what I was doing ... I did smile at that.
Any assistance that can be supplied needs to be in "Idiot Speak". I really don't mind if any person who can help starts with:-
1) ... Are you sitting cofortably?
2) ... Switch on your computer
2) ... etc, etc, etc ..
I do apologise for being so long-winded over this, but it has been long, long night and I am truly frustrated.
Details of computer that PCLinuxOS has been added to:-
CPU: Intel Celeron 2.00GHZ
GPU: nvidia [GeForce2 MX/MX400]
RAM: 762 MB
Hard disk 20 GB Mator SATA
Thank you even reading this