My computer : Satellite 2140 CDS (proc : K6-2) modified ( HDD 5GB changed to 80GB , internal CDROM changed to combo DVD/CD-RW)
Install method : yum upgrade with a local yum repository set on an Apache web server on the local machine ( all 4 isos mounted on loop devices and symlinked from the web server root directory )
I had the error message : "setfont trailing garbage" while loading font latarcyrheb-sun 16 during boot process.
I did the following hack :
1 - copy the executable "setfont" from another install ( Linux From Scratch on a K-2 based computer too, BTW) - it is part of the the kbd-1.12 package.
2 - changed the SYSFONT line in the file /etc/sysconfig/i18n to :
Ugly hack but it did the trick.
Hope that it can help those with the same problem.