I don't know if I get the problem right, but here are some suggestions:
- You could auto boot using another distro, and once that one is booted, install Fedora from there.
Bootcd's I know capable of booting without user-input are gentoo (live-cd's, minimal ones), and the ones of OpenBSD). Once they're booted, in case of gentoo, you can't take out the cd.
The advantage of OpenBSD (openbsd.org, search for download-mirrors) is you can use a floppy to boot, and work from there, and insert a Fedora cd in the cdrom drive.
Did you install a boot manager? Did it exit with errors?
The problem could also be related to LILO maybe, does the screen display anything at all if you try to boot Fedora? Does it show a Lilo or Grub message (don't know if you use one of these 2)? Is the right boot medium selected in the BIOS (should be the hard drive where you installed Fedora).
Last edited by sludink; 01-12-2005 at 10:59 AM.