"You shouldn't need to be a Linux expert to get your machine to
boot, or a programmer to play a movie file. Yet it's this level of
expertise that most error messages seem to assume of their users.
We want to demystify these common errors, and provide solutions
that should help ordinary Linux users side-step the problem and get
their machine back on track. We've chosen areas we think are the
most problematic. These include booting problems, general software
usage, the filesystem, networking and distro installation.
"We've picked a few of the most common errors from each, and
explained what's happening along with the solution. The intention
is that even if the problems don't apply to you, you can get an
idea of how and why Linux error messages might seem arcane and a
little intimidating. And hopefully, this will leave you with the
knowledge to find a better solution that might help you to solve
your own problems."