oh, so its not just the hw probs, the screen is unreadable.
ok, did you read these screens carefully? cause i'm sure they cover this as well.
it says about how to set up a custom resolution for the installation. cann't remember the syntax...read all these screens carefully, and if you still can't find it, i'll go get my boot cd and i'll have a look.
Edit: this is from FC3 release notes:
o Certain hardware configurations (particularly those with LCD displays)
may experience problems while starting the Fedora Core installation
program. In these instances, restart the installation, and add the
"nofb" option to the boot command line.
NOTE: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean graphical installations started
using the "nofb" option will start in English, and then switch to the
appropriate language once the graphical phase of the installation
if that fails, don't use the anaconda installer and use the 'text' option to install. the end result will be the same. the only difference is that you won't see the fancy graphics during the installation. not a big deal.