Hey I want to leave arch Linux. I created my own little operating system but it is so bare that I really wanna leave it. However, I cannot just boot another OS like ubuntu. I have to manually go into root and mess with files that I have no idea what I am doing. Has anyone else switched their computer from arch Linux to something else like Ubuntu. If so, I would love a step by step process on how to do it! Thanks!
If you have nothing on the machine you want to keep, then download ubuntu, put it onto a CD, then install, allowing it to wipe the disk and repartition it as it needs to.
If there is anything you want to keep, then it is most likely in the /home/yourusername folder. You'll need to copy these off, but how you do this depends a lot on how much of arch you have running.
Most linuxes have an option to use preexisting partitions.
I did this several times with Fedora. (because I've RAID-1 discs in it)