Thanks guys for the help guys, but I gave up before I read your last 2 replies.
I have now a fresh install of Fedora Core 2.
Although the installation was painless I now find myself without some pretty basic stuff not working (and some not even supported!!) such as nVidia graphics card driver, NTFS read support, MP3 & DVD playback!!!
I mean if the Linux community want to convince novice users to swap to Linux, this certainly isn't the way to do it
I wan't an OS that's fully functional on install... I don't want to have to fetch extra modules or drivers. From personal experience Linux has got potential, but it's still way to dependent on it's command line, something that scares away novices like me.
Is it really worth all this pain to put a Linux OS half operational?!! Or should I just go back and use Micro$hite Window$... :