Here I am again.
I am not a happy camper.
For the last couple of days I have been tearing my hair out, scouring the Interweb and downloading shed loads of tools that don’t work in order to try to get my new laptop working. I have lost count of the various help sites and explanation sites I have visited and none of them made any sense anyway.
It’s a fucking nightmare.
So far I have managed to brick the machine several times. I managed to install Ubuntu which sort of worked for a while but then the machine bricked again.
By bricking, I mean that no matter what I do I end up with a little “Grub Rescue” prompt on a blank screen which means fuck all to me, or for that matter to most of the people I found on the Interweb who had the same problem. Pressing F2 or F12 or F-fucking-anything has no effect.
I still don’t know how I get out of that prompt but I have managed a few times now.
I now FINALLY have Linux Mint running happily and smoothly, and it’s a pleasure to get away from that Ubuntu and its fucking purple crappy Unity.
Now all I need to do is install Windows so I can run those vital little programmes that I occasionally use and where there is no Linux equivalent.
But every time I try putting in the Windows CD it just tells me that a “required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing”. It tells me to insert the driver CD but I don’t have a fucking driver CD and I can’t find where to get one. I have been into the supplier’s support area and it provides drivers for everything except the fucking CD.
I hate computers.