I'm new to Linux, and have a very basic question about installing Fedora Core 4 on a computer. First, a little context.
I have an old IBM Netvista with a 930mhz P3 processor, and 512meg memory. I wanted to use it as a server in an experimental system at home, and decided on Linux (Fedora, or Slackware).
The PC was reformatted and 'cleaned-up' prior to me getting it, and appears to only have an ms-dos 'boot program' on the hard drive. It does not have a complete ms-dos OS.
I have downloaded the 4 CDs of Fedora Core 4 and the one for Slackware. I can go with either one at this point, but was leaning towards Fedora, as I am assuming that it is a more complete system, and I haven't read, or heard anything convincing one way or the other; given that I am looking at a server application.
My VERY basic question ... is there any way of installing Linux without having a full windows OS already up and running on my machine? And how can this be done