about a week ago, i installed fedora core3 on my machine, and all went well.
after approx five days, the hard disc expired, probably due to being constantly overwritten by dariks nuke disk, as i experimented with various linux distro's trying to get on the net without the use of windows. the first attempt was as easy as installing my old copy of 98se, and everything went great, leading to a very attractive desktop with the latest downloaded updates, and kde 3.3.
after installing the new disk, core3 now will not install, giving the message
"install exited abnormally", followed by unmounting and kill signals, then reboot.
could someone supply what could be the simple remedy to a newbie please.
also, is there a good general linux book i should purchase, or is it best to stay distro specific?.