need help with caos install on new ssd
i have an alienware m15x with win7 and i just got a 64gb ssd and i thought i could install win7 and install linux later, or i could kill 2 birds with one stone. so i burned caos to blank dvd, turned everything off, switched out the drives (only one sata connection that i could find without completely opening the casing) but after just selecting full install and it doing stuff for a couple minutes, i got to a command line where it asked for a login and password. it asked me for a password, so i know what that was, but i don't even know why it would ask me that in the installation process. i noticed that on the ssd it had a usb connection, could i install caos through that with the resources of a running os and then swap out the drives? does a ssd require a special driver or something? i know a little c, but when it comes to this kind of stuff, im not going to kid myself, im a noob. any help is greatly appreciated.