The Words of Kabutroid
Ok guys, the fight is continuing. I've gotten Linux Mint downloaded, and as far as I know installed. I've followed this walkthrough to a "T", and I'm still not able to access Linux.
Basically, got Linux on a LiveUSB thumb stick, booted into that, installed Mint 17, followed that walkthrough about setting up the partitions, installed Linux, all with no errors, no problems, everything looking perfectly fine.
So the computer reboots at the end of install, and... straight back into Windows. That walkthrough says I shoulda gotten a boot menu to pick which OS to use, but nnnnope... straight to Windows (Windows 7 if that helps... the sticker on it says Win8 Pro Downgrade). I hit escape when I first boot up to enter the... bios bootup menu? Whatever, you know what I mean. I've got the options of hard drive (which just goes to Windows), the DVD drive which is empty, and that thumbstick, which just... y'know... tries to install Linux again.
I was recommended Boot Repair to solve the problem, but I can't get my computer to boot into that. Can do it again if anyone needs the specific error and wants to throw me a hand, but basically it said it's unable to find any boot... anything on the thumb drive when I tried.
So... anyone wanna help me take a swing at this? I'm running low on ideas as to what else I can try to fix this. Someone on Reddit mentioned configuring GRuB, however as far as I know that could only be done from Linux. Am planning to google up on that part after posting this, but otherwise, any help anyone can throw me... let me have it. I can at least use a computer and follow instructions half-assed, so if it involves editing .cfg files or something, I can probably oblige. Best place to get back to me is probably facebook, google plus or that shoutbox at the bottom of the page... kinda rare I use email any more, sorry. I'm still totally going to try to keep an eye on the email, but honestly I usually forget about the damn thing for weeks at a time.
But yeah, if anyone might be able to throw me a hand, that'd be awesome.
I'm not entire sure why I bothered to type this all down. Came to me one day while daydreaming of sorts. I'm chalking it up to all the unpleasant crap that's come up over the past few years. Probably some midlife crisis bullshit in there too somewhere.
In either case, amidst my mental wanderings, I came up with the meaning of life.
Also, I'd probably post more here, but a) it's currently ridiculously late, b) I'm really not that fond of typing on a laptop keyboard (and am otherwise at the moment too lazy to go wander into the other room, grab it, get it untangled, g-ugh... this is good enough for the current purposes. Besides, I typed that entire rambling on here... starting to get better at it.
My goal for this week is to install Linux Mint (and with it Kolourpaint), rip the old hard drive out of the dead computer, get an external drive mount, see if I can still access the old files, and then get the website and everything else moved to the new computer.
I realize it's been very dead here though, and I apologize. But seriously, I've been loving the hell out of this summer. Tons of biking, getting in surprisingly good shape. Keeping myself healthier overall. I dunno... ever since the aforementioned crap and the thoughts that come therewith, I've been trying to take better care of myself. Eat healthier. Do more exercise. Learn more, keep up to date with things. It's been really fun, and srsly, I actually DO have comic ideas still rattling around upstairs. Finishing off a few mini story arcs, making some random stuff in general, you get the idea.
But today... today I just wanted to get all that off my chest. I've literally been thinking it through and typing it just about nonstop for about 4 hours now. Hopefully it flows well, and there's not too many blindingly obvious mistakes :P
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