Booting Fedora from a disk
I'm fairly new to UNIX operating systems, but we're working with Fedora in college for C programming, so I'm trying to get it on my own computer at home to work on.
I have an iMac, and I also have a disc with Fedora on it (along with sabayon and slax and a few others). I tried booting my computer from the disc, but when I got to the localhost login bit, I couldn't get any further. I have searched for this query already, but seemingly all the answers assume that it was installed beforehand. I haven't installed anything, just put in the disc and changed the settings to 'boot from disc' before restarting the computer.
Am I missing something?
Also as a separate query, how do I partition the hard drive so I can run Fedora alongside Leopard? And what is the story with virtual machines?
Thanks for all the help!