Hello there --
I'm new to Linux and hoping to break into the scene with Fedora. I've done a lot of research on various Linux distributions and this one seems to be both easy to understand and very powerful.
Anyways, enough rambling, on to my issue.
I have recently inherited a rather old IBM computer (old from my point of view, it's running XP, albeit very slowly) I think it has about 512mb of RAM, though that's from the top of my head. Anyways, I'd like to use this computer to test Fedora so if I completely destroy it it will be of no real loss to me.
The problem is this -- XP will not budge.
I've tried the three most popular fixes starting in safe mode and uninstalling, installing Fedora over top, and the ever popular trying to uninstall through DOS. Nothing works. When I try to uninstall through DOS it gives me an error saying there's something wrong with my registry. The error message to install Fedora on top I get to the partitioning part of the install and it says something like 'there is no room for /root/' (I can get the exact error message if need be)
Anyone know how to kill XP and get Fedora on this machine? Perhaps a well placed magnet will solve all my problems. Haha!
Ah yes, and if this has been solved already and I have been too daft to find it (I have been searching a good portion of the day -- I really did try before posting!) if someone could link me to the article in question I would be forever in their debt. Thanks again!