Alright here is what this newb has managed to do:
I installed Fedora 8.
downloaded and ran preupdate.
Everything looked smooth and cool. Except for one annoying little thing.
I have no terminal anywhere that I can find. Log-in as root no terminal, log-in as user no terminal. Zip nada nothing.
Somebody help please. I love KDE 4 and this new upgrade but I need my terminal.