Okay, you acrually got an install done, to the point where you could boot using the rescue disk and see your install???.....Have your tried doing a "minimal" installation???....Do you know what type of hard disk you are installing to, and it's Cylinder/head/sector geometry??? compared to your BIOS settings????
Hmmm...what else have I seen go wrong with an install?....
Only dead fish go with the flow....
Hmmm, what did I miss?