I'm completely and uterly new to Unix/Linux period. I bought a book to help me get started, "Linux for non-Geeks" and started reading. It comes with Fedora Core/ slightly modified i think ( im not sure of the version, but it appears pretty recent ) and the instructions for install are great! ........ The only problem is my box doesn't follow them. After the CD boot, I get a "Fedora Core" graphic screen, with options :
Hit enter to install with a Graphic Interface
Type linux text to install using text (somthing like that)
Any way when i hit enter, the system does its bussiness and eventually i see the "running anaconda" line. I know that a good thing but .... after some lines scroll and my monitor blacks out for a sec, a white screen appears with an X, followed by a mouse pointer. i can move the mouse pointer for a second or two, then the whole thing freezes. Whats the deal? (i know thats unfair to ask but, eh) i tried to find some formus with help but i don't know where to go and Google didnt help either ( Apparently there are ALOT of things to know about)
Can any one give me some help here?
i've tried "linux lowres" "linux nofb" and "linux skipddc" at the boot prompt to no avail.
If i knew how to text install, i'd give it a shot but .... let put it to you this way, the only command line i've ever used is C:/ ... or is it C:\ well u get my piont. I'd prefer not to go that route ... yet.