please do not use a "third person" and plural tense .
i take it English is NOT your native language
also the 8th edition has a very very very old and dead version of fedora -- (fedora 6 )
from the amazon site
* Focusing on Fedora Core 6, this accessible guide shows newcomers how to create a full-featured Linux desktop setup that's comparable to a Windows system
* Substantially revised and updated with new material on setting up a wireless home network, recycling an old Windows computer as a Linux home-networking server, running Linux on a laptop, editing digital photos, managing and playing audio and video, using open source productivity software, and more
* The DVD features the full Fedora Core installation and Fedora Core CD ISOs; there's also a coupon for readers who prefer to get Fedora Core on CD-ROM
* A companion Web site provides installation options and information on other popular Linux distributions, including SuSE, Mandriva, Linspire, Knoppix, and Ubuntu
so what is it you are installing ???
fedora 6 ? IF that is what you are trying to install it has NOT been supported for over 4 years .
Also Fedora 14 is the current -- but fedora was NEVER designed with the "new" user in mined .
I would recommend the current Ubuntu
or the current MintLinux