Okay, heres the problem.
I installed a dual boot with Red Hat Linux 9 and Winblows XP because I wanted to learn to use Linux (besides, I couldn't stand Winblows anymore, and although I had a Mac OS X laptop it's too expensive to replace all my computers with Macs, so Linux is the obvious choice).
Well, I had a hard time figuring out a few things. I had some bugs, such as lack of support for my wireless card, not being able to figure out how to compile source code into a binary, etc. So after a day or two, I gave up for a while.
A few weeks later I asked a friend who knows Linux how to compile the source code, and he said to navigate to the folder in terminal and type "/configure", then "make install". I DO know how to use UNIX (a little bit...), so that much I am capable of. Meanwhile I had recently installed a new 128 MB Geforce FX 5200 (previously had integrated Intel Extreme graphics chip). So now, I choose Red Hat Linux from the boot loader, and it starts booting up...and then I get a blank box with Yes and No in it. When I hit no, it sends me to the UNIX command line where I can log in and use UNIX commands, but no RH Linux. When I hit Yes, it gives a bunch of information about a problem with XFree86. Then I press okay, and it tries to boot anyway using the generic driver. Bam, screen turns into a staticy mess for about half a minute, then it goes back to the UNIX command line.
I forgot that when I put in the new graphics card, Linux would still be set to use the old graphics driver. I tried to reinstall Linux, but I couldn't do it graphically because Linux can't recognize my graphics card (meaning the disk doesn't have the Geforce FX drivers on it). I found the download site for the nvidia drivers, but now I don't have the slightest clue what I can do with them since I can't boot into Linux graphically.
How can I install the drivers from UNIX?
How can I set Linux to USE the nvidia drivers instead of the generic drivers?
I can't use Linux until someone helps me with this