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I'd have a look at similar models over at www.linux-laptop.net (your specific one isn't listed - so when you do get it going you might like to submit an installation report). Have you had any success with one of the recent 'live' distributions (Knoppix springs to mind) ?
Great to hear the installation went well. I've hardly used Red Hat, so can't offer any advice on the upgrade process. You could however try disabling USB legacy support in the Bios, or removing all USB devices prior to upgrading, or perhaps recompiling the kernel first with a recent source base (2.6.x).
I have an aspire 1356, and found that it's not that friendly with linux at all.
I succesfully installed slackware 10.0, the only that didn't hang during installation (although then you have to build a kernel with ACPI and cpu throttle support).
For me tha main problem was PCMCIA support, making most of distros hang up while trying to setup it.
Good you finally installed it, but this info maybe will help others ;-)