lol, this is the most confusing time !!!!
while waiting 4 days for linux to download, i was reading the how to's
ect ect of how to install linux for first time users.
being a windows user from 98 onwards, id never used any kind of partiton tool, or partitoned disk drive. so the whole concept of creating a swap partiton, a primary boot partiton and a main partiton was sooo confusing,
they went on about hba1's hda2's and your hda3 and i was just over whelmed...
in the end, i decided to just throw away all the guides and how-to's ive downloaded, and just do it how i would windows...
i booted my windows rescue disk, formatted my hard drive as fat32 (sumthing i didnt have to do, but it made me feel better
slapped in my redhat linux disk1, and set my bios to boot of CD.
it asked a few very simple questions, like, where u live ? what time it is ?
and what im planning n doing with my pc, (Desktop PC, proxy server, web-server ect ect)
i chose the default Desktop install.
inserted disks when prompted,
then after 20 mins, it was done, and it booted.
and ive got to say, although i was lost on first boot, not knowing how to alter settings, or what programs were called, ( some names are strange, GIMP = immage processing program, GRIP = cd ripper) things like that ..
BUT, it worked, unlike when i first installed windows, i did not have to install drivers ec ect.
with modern distro's installing is EEEASY !