Let me preface this my saying that I DID have an XP/Vista dual boot setup, which I know messes with the bootloader a bit, but I used the Vista install disk ot set it back to ntloader. Im not sure if there is anything else changed that might be causing my problems, but here they are.
The first problem, quite insignificant, is that the graphical installer does not fit on my screen. I can see most options except the Next/Back buttons. This isn't a big deal since I can text install and use tab to select the next buttons, but I have tried forcing bigger/smaller resolutions in the 4:3 aspect. I dont understand this error since it won't let my cursor leave the monitor bounds but I know there are buttons there.
The main problem is with what I presume is the bootloader. When I first installed, I chose to install the bootloader to /dev/sda at the MBR, and the rest of the install went well. But when I boot my machine, it goes into XP without any question. When I unplug sda, the GRUB bootloader comes up, but it will not load Fedora (I have gotten various error messages, Error 17 I believe, and something about not being able to mount a drive). Although I had seen that Fedora does not support other bootloaders, I read about making a boot.lnx file and adding it to XP's boot.ini . I did this, but the boot.lnx was a blank file and yielded no results. I determined that I needed to install GRUB to the first sector of /dev/sdb/ in order to create a working boot.lnx, but I cannot get the bootloader screen to come up in the installer. I also tried linux rescue from the install DVD, then performing grub-install but it keeps failing, saying something about the requested hard drive not being linked to the BIOS (or something like that).
I'm unsure where to go from here, so any help is much appreciated. I have put in about 10 hours attempting to get this install to work, and am anxious to get started with Fedora.