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I don't know if your prblem is related to a b0rked installer disc. I have had a similar problem. When I installed RH7.2 on an old cyrix P100 (which incidentally did satisfy system requirements - 32MB RAM etc) it had the same prblem. My system started uncompressing the kernel, started printing dots across the screen then halted and rebooted. I didn't even have time to see a Kernel panick!
The interesting part is I used the same set of installer discs on my Celeron 733 and it worked fine. Not a problem in the world. The one thing I can see that is common to both our situations is a lack of INTEL hardware. In my case cyrix and in yours AMD, though I am dubious as to whether that is the problem...
The 1024 cylinder limit is not an issue any more. The problem was eliminated as of lilo version 21-3, and never existed in grub at all. The version of lilo that ships with RH 7.2 doesn't care where you put /boot (for that matter, it may not even need a /boot partition).
How do you boot linux? Do you use boot diskette or LILO/GRUB booter?
if you use LILO/GRUB booter you have to put the booter on the first sector of linux partition, and if you use a diskette there shouldn't be any probs to do so.
More details, please.