ok so exactly everything i have done regarding my HDD. i bought my laptop about a week ago. it came with windows 7 on a partition that took up the entire HDD. i downloaded a 3rd party program called "EASUS partition master" to shrink the partition of my windows partition so i had a nice chunk of unformatted space (that was really the only option i could seem to find). I then loaded the 2011.6 version of PCLOS i just downloaded, and installed it on the unformatted space, selecting the default option, and it created all those partitions. im not sure why, but that is everything i have done. just got it fresh, lowered the windows partition, and installed PCLOS.
and if its a compatability error, then how do i go about fixing it? or do i not? i don't get it, PCLOS was working fine for a few days, why would it stop now? i mean it still seems to load to terminal, just doesnt find a monitor