I installed Linux Mint as it seemed the best fit. I installed it using the instruction in the Linux Mint Users Guide from the official website. I created two partitions exactly as described here.
I have run into some definite issues however.
I noticed in the bottom right corner by the clock, there a message which showed that 66 updates needed to be installed. I ran and installed all of them along with one NVidia update. It was suggested that I do a restart so the updated changes would take effect. When I attempted to restart, the computer just hangs at this:
It never shuts down or restarts, just hangs there until I force the computer to turn off by holding the power button. Why is that happening?
When attempting to power the computer back up and into LinuxMint, I recieve the following:
That screen just sits forever until I, again, press the power button. The very instant I press the power button, a new line of text shows up saying "Stopping GNOME display manager" and then it appears that the computer/Linux properly shuts down. What is this happening?