Please excuse bad grammar. English is not my first language. Also explain the answer like I am five because i also know nothing about linux.
I'm a complete linux noob and I wanted to get it and try it out for my work. I don't know any coding languages except for a bit of Java. So i downloaded the windows installer version of Ubuntu. It asked me to reboot and I rebooted.
Once it powered on, it gave me the option to select windows or ubuntu. I selected Ubuntu right away and a black screen popped up and it kept running some lines of code I didn't understand. The lines kept running until it said
signal 9 terminated (killed)
and things like
buffer error and
medium error. This kept happening whenever I tried to boot. Then after I shut it down enough times a command screen popped up called
grub. I typed
help and it gave me a full list of commands and what they did. I typed
boot and it said something like
you need to load the kernel first
What help I need:
So basically I know nothing about linux and it won't boot up and I have no idea what a kernel is or how to load it in grub. Please explain like I am five how to load the kernel and boot up linux.
EDIT: heres my hardware since alot of you were asking.
Alienware m17x R4 gaming laptop 12 gigs of RAM 1 terabyte of harddrive space AMD radeon 7970M video card intel core i7 processor.
so basically its a brand new 2,300 dollar gaming computer that i picked up a few months ago. its got all the newest hardware and i can run skyrim perfectly on ultra with roughly 15 graphics enhancing mods.