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you need to unpack the iso (you can mount it as if its a cd if you do it in linux), then make a directory c:\peanut and put peanut.gz (or peanut.tgz) in it, then run linux.bat, its easy to install, but i would recomend only letting it check peanut.bz if you have a lot of time on your hands
What format do you have Peanut Linux in now? I'd recommend that you burn it onto a CD, and install it from that.
An ISO file is a standard format for disk images. This allows you to burn an entire filesystem onto a CD using one ISO file. Most CD burning programs should automatically recognize ISO files by thier .iso extension and handle them correctly.
Unless you want to overwrite your current configuration you'll need to partition your hard disk into a windows partition and a Linux partition. There are distributions that can be installed peacefully on your windows partition, but Peanut Linux AFAIK is not one of them. You could also drop a second hard drive into your machine, and dedicate that to Linux. This is the preferred method.
If what I've just written isn't helping you, I'd strongly recommend that you get a recent copy of Mandrake Linux or Red Hat and using it instead of Peanut Linux.
the iso should be a file called small.iso, or large.iso. What did you download because i have never seen a win.zip file. If you are installing from windows you can get a program called isobuster which can extract the files from the iso. After that follow the instructions in the readme or INSTALL file to either install from cdrom, dos to ext2, ext2 to ext2 or dos to dos. I would not recommend installing to dos unless you are just looking to try out linux (in which case you would be better with a smaller easier distro - mulinux perhaps ) as it is quite slow. The win.zip file may be a zip file containing al the archive files, extract it and see what it contains, should be a readme file.