After trying the installation and then perusing these forums for answers and finding answers to other ppl's questions, I'm wondering if I'm not in over my head...But if I
Anyway, I'm starting to think there's something "up" with my cd rom drive. I'm trying to install RH9 and have dual boot system, with WinXP. I couldn't get very far, it let me choose my language, then my region, then what media I was installing from, and when I chose cd rom drive, it said it didn't detect the drive, to put the cd in (which it was) and click "ok" to continue. Well, it wouldn't let me out of this, and it wouldn't even eject my cd. I had to unplug and rip my battery out (laptop) to reboot. I changed my BIOS settings to detect the cd rom drive first...I didn't even know what that was five hours ago! I chose graphical installation as I don't know any codes for text...Any advice would be appreciated, but please talk to me like the
and long time Windoze user that I am! Also, I know I have enough hard drive space for a partition, but I didn't even get that far.
So then I tried to install OpenOffice from the cd and that, too, didn't seem to work. Gosh, I've installed programs before, usually via download from the web but I know I've used this drive to install things before....this is a VERY new computer. Compaq Presario 900, XP, AMD Athlon XP Processor (1.2 gH) 30GB hard drive, 256 MB SDRAM.
...and my confidence was all 'up' cuz I figured out how to set up Firebird and apply the Flash/Shockwave patch...now I feel completely inept.
Thank you in for any help!