As far as the partitioning goes, I believe that the installer allows you to create your partitions and format them during the install. So if you reinstall Fedora [edit: sorry, meant RedHat (why Redhat Enterprise?)], it will allow you then to delete & recreate your partitions.
If you want to view/change your current partition structure, I would recommend cfdisk. Try 'man cfdisk' to learn how to use it, but 'cfdisk' by itself (as root) will allow you to see all partitions on your primary hard drive (also known as /dev/hda). Use the arrow keys Left and Right to move between the menu choices on the bottom, and the Up and Down keys to move between partitions.
Also, the command 'startx' (as your normal user) typed into the command prompt will start the X windows environment.
Last edited by rose_bud4201; 06-06-2005 at 12:09 PM.