Thanks for the advice. Had already tried that though, should have posted that, I guess, eh? lol
Tried SUSE as well, recognizing that Fedora/Red Hat and Suse are two that I recognize above all else. Similar problem. Turns out that the problem is with my 7600GS PCI-e. For some reason, the installer won't recognize that card because it sees the on board video. There is actually no way on the Intel board to disable it, only to set the bios to boot the PCI-e card first, which is what I was doing. If I ignore the 7600 card and use the onboard video, installation progresses fine. So, question becomes, is there any way to pass an argument, either to Fedora or Suse, to tell the installer to use the card instead of the on-board? I'm just afraid I'm going to go through all of this and Linux will never be able to use the 7600 card which would kind of defeat the purpose.