I have a very old PC that I am playing about with, it had XP Professional on it, long story, but I had put Linux Unity (I think) on it, and was testing it to destruction, and it has destructed.
Now I have tried to load the OS again to sort things out, but when I put the CD in to re load the OS, I have to login and end up with a command line window.
The only command that works for me is 'halt' to shutdown.
I think I have deleted whatever opens the OS.
I know that the PC is on its last legs, but I don't believe it's a mechanical problem, just my lack of knowledge.
I understand from this point I could download the bits I am missing........not the correct terms I know, but can anyone help me out here ?
The problem is I cannot boot from a CD, what seems to happen is the cd starts up, whatever I load and then just hangs.
I have tried the original CD and it gets so far then stalls, for instance it asks do you want to preview etc. etc. or install, whatever I choose, it kicks into action, I see the first images then everything stops.
If no CD in the drive it boots into a DOS screen wanting command prompts, I have loaded things with random commands such sudo apt-get install etc.etc. but I dont know what I am doing.
I shall try again tomorrow with Nukem, think thats what its called, and get back to you all.