I have checked on google for the answer to this and a lot of the responses have been to complicated for me to understand. That being said here is my problem. I picked up a Dell Poweredge 400SC that someone had loaded XP on for cheap. I decided to load Ubuntu on it and it worked fine. I also added a linux compatible wireless card and it worked fine after that as well. I then copied all my music to the computer. The onboard graphics card was pretty crappy so after some researching on forums, several people suggested that NVIDIA video cards are compatible with Ubuntu. I ordered a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x / DVI / VGA / TV-Out / Video Card and installed it. The driver CD that came with it did not run under Ubuntu, but Ubuntu recommended a certain driver (which I did not write down). I installed that driver and restarted the computer. When it restarted i got the kinit: No resume image, doing normal boot. message and it asked for my log in information in a DOS like environment. I removed the video card and tried to boot it up again, only now when it boots up it says the same thing, but after a few seconds my monitor reads "Out of range". I have tried it on a better monitor and it says something similar.
I need someone to help me do one of 2 things:
1. Get it working again OR
2. Help me copy all of my music to an external hard drive so I can just start over again. I tried booting ubuntu from the CD only, but it does not allow me to copy my music files because I guess I set my privacy settings to a high level when I was running ubuntu off of the hard drive.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks