I had exactly the same when i ran it, a bit back. I ended up doing an install in text mode. I wasnt interested in running it off the dvd.
I will probably in final stage put linux on to my my second hard disk but i like to try it first, so it would be nice to find out how it could work with the dvd.
To fix it you could open a term once you reach the login screen by holding down ctrl+alt+F1, then login as root. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add in generic refresh rates and set the max display size to say 1024x768. That would allow it to work, but if you are running it as a live cd, then you will probably end up having to do this everytime, unless someone knows if the live cd has a save config script with it.
So if i understand i need to boot from dvd while holding ctrl+alt+F1, i figure that one come in a screen where to edit something?
unless someone knows if the live cd has a save config script with it.
there is a beginning screen with for options to choose.
1 boot fedora -8-live-X86_64
2 verify and boot fedora -8-live-X86_64
3 memory test
4 boot from local drive
also there is an option press tab and edit options.
the following appears when hitting tab:
>Umlinuz0 initrd=initrd0.img root =cd label= fedora8-live-X86_64 rrot fstype = iso 9660 ro quiet liveimg rhgb
The above is beyond newbie level. You might be better trying a different distro.
Ok i know this is not newbie stuff butt maybe this is the only way to learn more about linux, so lets try it. with help off you all maybe will come to a solution.