Been trying to install Fedora Core 3 this weekend and haven't had any success. First was the kernel panic error which was solved by turning off the CDROM's dma. Then I got the install going and it aborted due to lack of diskspace, so I reduced the number of packages to install. Next, it aborted when it said it had a problem with one of the files and said it cannot continue and to reboot. Starting over, I got it to start installing but then it stopped at one point for 30minutes and gave no indication of whether it can't continue or what.
Surprising thing is that I had an older version of Red Hat on this machine at one point and it didn't have any of these issues.
To disable DMA, when the server asks for any kernel parameters, type "ide=nodma" (without the quotes).