Go ahead and start the installation process. Very early on it'll ask you what partition you want to install on. After you select it, you should get the option to format in FAT-32 or NTFS. You'll have to decide on that one on your own. I checked around on recommendations for these types of computers with SSD
's, and decided on FAT-32. I have been extremely happy with the performance, and have not experienced the "hangs" others talk about.
The disks you have are all you'll need. And good luck! The best way to learn is to mess something out and then have to go figure out how to make it right (ie, don't kick yourself too much if all doesn't go as expected the first time around.)
If you come across problems or errors, be sure to google them. I have so far NEVER encountered a problem I had that someone else hadn't already had and gotten answered.
Enjoy, and keep us posted!