I had a similar error during install of FC7, always on, IIRC, 8% of the package install. Pressing alt-f2,3,4 etc when the error appears revealed some terminals showing me that there were read errors accessing the dvd I was installing from. It looked as if I'd burned a bad dvd, although I had tested the burned dvd using the installers own Test function with no errors. I tested it a second time, once I had problems. The read errors seemed to lead to the erroneous 'unable to unmount cdrom' error message.
I was installing onto a very old PIII Fujitsu Lifebook laptop, which must be about 4 years old. I had burned the fc7 install dvd from my other laptop, using an external Sony DRX-S50U dvd burner combo drive that I bought last year, only 1 year old. I put the burned dvd into the old laptop and repeatedly got this install error.
After reading this thread, I tried plugging the same external drive that I used to burn the dvd into the old laptop, and tried installing from it, instead of using the built-in dvd drive in the old laptop. It installed fine, with no error.
So, using the same burner drive, used to burn the install dvd, to actually install fc7 onto a laptop, worked. My dvd media are some kind of HQD full-face-printable disc; because they're full face printable they don't have much else written on them to help identify them. Presumably the dvd I had burned was incompatible in some way with the older internal dvd drive of the laptop, leading to this misleading error message. It's on 56% of the install now, damn it's slow... slow old laptop I mean. Only 28 gig hard drive
heh. Oh, I remember... etc.
I agree with fooks' first post, it doesn't matter what packages you select to install. I tried with and without KDE using the internal drive, both failed. I have now selected, from the basic options given by the installer, nothing on top of a bare bones system. That'll give me Gnome, X-windows, and the default core package. No 'office and productivity' etc. No KDE.
Hope this helps someone
I might post lspci output once I'm up and running if anyone's interested in what internal drive this old laptop has. And if I can get the network working
Oh what fun. For some value of fun.