Well, I was using Suse, becasue i had access to a copy of 9.2 pro for free. I determined that the distro was just too old for my system, which is brand new...The kernel would not support much of my hardware. So, i downloaded fedora core four. I did the media check, all the CDs are cool. I did resolve the issue though, It turns out, that Fedora core 4 does not recognize my onboard sound card....using info from another post, i determined that disabling the soundcard would allow fedora to boot...and low and behold...It worked!
However, my excitement was short lived when I realized that now I have no sound! I am going to get some old sound cards and install them...see what I come up with. Does anyone know of a modern decent sound card that is supported by Fedora Core 4? Thanks for your interest Trin!
(btw, i use other computers...my older laptop for instance, to post...