If you're installing Rails from December 2007 onward, you're probably installing Rails 2.0 or Rails 3.0. But Ruby on Rails For Dummies covers earlier versions of Rails. For "workaround" instructions, visit my blog post. Alternatively, you can download my Rails 3.0 quickstart document. You can also download my Rails 2.0 quickstart documents: Rails2 (PDF), Rails2_many2many (PDF) and Rails2 (wmv movie). I've also posted some detailed videos that are current as of August 2009.
Here are some things you can download: