Search:

Type: Posts; User: bgast7851; Keyword(s):

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    595

    [all variants] Re: Need some guidance on what to download and install

    Thanks. I guess I need to experiment more. I was wondering also if one desktop environment makes much difference say, what is the default that I am on now or xfce. I guess I'll just have to play. It...
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    595

    [all variants] What to download and install

    I am typing this from a 'live' version of Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. I have a very bad machine that I wish I never would have bought but I am stuck with it. It is a Gateway SX2185-UB37. See this if you are...
  3. [ubuntu] I can't reboot Ubuntu when I shut my computer down

    I have installed the latest Ubuntu on my computer. I shut my computer down and was unable to boot again. I installed from DVD, it did restart after taking the disc out, closing the tray and hitting...
  4. Replies
    2
    Views
    3,619

    Can't boot Linux Mint from USB

    I have gone from Mint to Ubuntu back to Mint all in the same afternoon and I am getting quite frustrated. I no longer have Windows on my computer. I have discs to go back but I imagine there will be...
  5. Replies
    7
    Views
    962

    Re: I want to try it.

    I am still trying when I get time just to try Ubuntu or Mint. Neither one works booting from a live DVD or USB....See above comment...that is where I left off. I did a google and I found this:
    ...
  6. Replies
    7
    Views
    962

    Re: I want to try it.

    I made a bootable USB drive. I tried to boot. Secure boot is disabled. Fast Boot is disabled. Quiet Boot is enabled. When I tried to boot I said try Ubuntu without installing. Then I got a screen...
  7. Replies
    7
    Views
    962

    Re: I want to try it.

    Ok, give me a bit of time and I will create another flash drive with Ubuntu. I am also printing out the helps from the reply above and will attempt to get it sorted out with that. If so, I will come...
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    962

    I want to try it.

    I have tried to boot live DVD/CD of several distros but I only want to use Ubuntu or Mint. Ubuntu gets further for me in the boot process but still won't boot. I have changed everything in Bios that...
  9. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu?

    I wanted/tried to install Fedora last night but it did not recognize the available space on my hard drives either one of my 2.

    Next question...are all Linux distros pretty much the same? I guess...
  10. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu?

    Tried that too and still can't boot. I am so frustrated now that I am determined to make something work, but I need help.

    With Elementary I get the splash screen then


    elementary@elementary:...
  11. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch?

    I hope this is not a double post. I did everything you said here but after a lot of scrolling text it got hung up with a [fail] Starting Sound Card State.
  12. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu?

    Might have to go with Fedora but still will have to configure it. All in all I like Mint the best but I can't boot it either. I am going to do some reading on UEFI as soon as it finishes printing...
  13. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch?

    I did everything that you said to do and got lots and lots of scrolling screen but it still hung up on me.


    * Starting Restore Sound Card State


    and I could go no further, or I should say I...
  14. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu?

    Perhaps, I am just old (not really old 62), but dense. Maybe the reply above was for me so I am going to print it out and try to heed it. But I still can't get Ubuntu to boot at all. Fedora does, but...
  15. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch?

    My computer is a Gateway SX2185-UB37. It has an E1-2500 APU with Radeon HD 8240 graphics. I can't even get it to boot in low graphics. I changed my monitor cable from DVI to HDMI back to VGA to see...
  16. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch?

    The discs appear to be burned correctly. Would burning at a slower speed make a difference?
  17. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Re: Should I switch?

    I'm kind of frustrated. Older computers I might be able to figure this out but not on this new computer. I have a Gateway. If I would have had more money I would have tried to get a more expensive...
  18. Replies
    61
    Views
    19,500

    Should I switch from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu?

    I have a new PC. I am inundated with high CPU usage messages. It is a Gateway with windows 8.1 (I upgraded) processor is AMD E1-2500 APU. The computer is extremely slow. (or I am impatient). Will...
Results 1 to 18 of 18