getting a no printer attached message, no motors running and cannot move anything
We need a lot more info.
What do you have, where did you get it, what did you try or not try. Pictures really help as well.
No printer attached message means your display cannot communicate with your machine controller board (so trying to move an axis wont work either!) . The primary reasons for this problem is incorrect wiring and/or inconsistent baud rate settings…other than that…more info needed as Ryan says.