I ran the commands u gave me and they all got possitive results. but my screen doesn't show everything that I should see.
Wow. If it really did install, you just have to run the program: however I don't know what it will be called. The output of the command "make install" should have shown some file that was being installed into "/usr/local/bin/", whatever that file is, is the command you should type into a terminal to run the program.
I clicked on the site u gave me and the nasm.rpm dowload page won't come up. it says page not found. can u send me the link?
Well, it will just be the same link...
If you do follow the instructions on that web page please uninstall the first version of nasm that you downloaded and installed. This is done by:
I don't know what u mean by distro.
"distro" is just short for "linux distribution". Some you may have heard of are for example RedHat (specialises in commercial servers etc) or Ubuntu (specialises in touchy feely desktops). "Yellow Dog Linux" is a distro that I believe first came about for PPC machines (think old Apples) and also for play stations.
PS. If you are using Yellow Dog Linux I highly recommend you follow the instructions on that web page.