I've deleted whole paragraphs from your email that I'm not actualy replying to.
Jeff A. wrote:
So am I, so am I.I've got very, very little knowledge of Linux and these REAL computers, but I've been trying to pick out bits and pieces from all the mails...
Perhaps. In the past I've frequently recomended Red Hat (now the baseline Fedora stared from) to try Linux on Intel. I've never tried SuSE. I've had realy bad fights with the Debian installer before. The down side to Fedora is that the set of ISOs that just rolled out the door is new. You might want to wait a week or two. The upside is that you have the ear of the developers here in a way that you wouldn't have on intel.Is this "Fedora" software THE thing I should run? I have a 164SX with a 533 21164PC, using the AlphaBIOS. Of course I've run NT4, but the only other thing I've been able to get to work (somewhat) is SuSE 8.1... not quite right, either.
Personaly I'd pick another title. I find that writing end user documentation is a lot like programming. With a program the machine is the final judge of weather the instructions you give it "work" or not. With documentation the user is the judge, and each user brings a different background to bear. Instalation instructions are invarably untested on a person exactly like you, on hardware just like yours. That doesn't make you a retard. Expect some difficulties, expect to overcome them.Is there any *step-by-step for retards* on how to PROPERLY install? I'm not exactly a genius... you know the type - Windows + x86. I can generally stumble my way around Linux, and while I do have a fully functional SGI Octane, all this UNIX type, actual computer stuff is beyond me at the moment.
No, I didn't answer that last question, did I?