Applause for you!
Seriously - Any challenge that we overcome is a feat. Big or small is relative.
For instance. I’m Linux newb. [90 days of using more or less]. Aside from reading Arch Wikis and YouTube I don’t have any real knowledge or tech background.
I’ve been really enjoying tweaking things to my liking. I’ve found really good FOSS to suit my workflow. My setup is starting to look good , feel really comfortable , and I’m feeling better about navigating and making use of the terminal.
After reading through Reddit for a while, and largely on impulse - I decided to give Fedora a try the other night.
My thought process was that it might be good to explore and familiarize myself with it because it’s sort of similar to RHEL and could maybe translate to some professional use or role for me in the future.
Bad idea. I started late and even though I followed YouTube to a freaking tee and read through hella forums/wikis before partitioning, I came across issues trying to get it installed to dual boot with EOS.
Not exactly sure where I messed up, but at some point it was almost 3AM and all I knew was I didn’t want to lose my system since I’ve already committed and started using it as my main laptop for school and such.
“Take me back baby please!! I’m sorry!”
I ended up playing around on the live USB and fiddling on the grub-rescue.
Long story short, I’ve got rEFInd working with systemd-boot now, I’m back on my desktop - and I’ll start following best practice and learn about backing up.
After the experience, I actually laughed about it for a while - because it sucked, but I felt accomplished. Really, it made me appreciate everything that I’ve learned and the community so much more.
Because just a year ago had I seen the same screens I would’ve sworn it was screwed, been bummed out, and put it on eBay for parts.
TL:DR - That’s what’s up! I’m a newb too. Just broke my system the other night. Felt good to fix it myself.