hm....downloaded. there is a very high chance that your copy is corrupted.
and yes, u will still be able to burn your iso file to cd if the data is corrupted
there is another alternative to nano/vi. use the "cat" command. i will not recommend u do that thou. type "man cat" for more info. the command is a lot like the "type" command for dos.
try redownload the latest version (*20030911.iso), and use grp install. make sure u follow this
instruction exactly. the one that came with your cd my be outdated.
hope this help