Well, I borrowed my sister's Compaq USB keyboard (not sure which model it is) yesterday and tried installing with it, no luck. I think that I'd have to have a PS/2 setup like Flyboy mentioned. Unfortunately, I think my nephew fried my PS/2 port along with my last keyboard, I plugged in the USB to PS/2 adaptor and hooked my new keyboard in and the bios tells me that there's a "keyboard or system unit error". I don't like the way that sounds, lol. It must have had that problem for a few weeks now but I didn't notice it until I tried using the PS/2 port, fortunately the problem is only with the PS/2 port and nothing else on my motherboard. I'm not going to bother replacing my motherboard on this computer, I'm building a new one this summer so it's no big deal
I installed Ark Linux 2005 SR1 before I went to bed last night and it worked without any major problems, and I like it so far. Due to the fact that I got Ark Linux working, I don't think I'll be downloading Fedora Core 3 because that will take weeks on my dialup connection and I don't have an easy upgrade path from what I'm seeing here. I will keep my eye on Fedora Core 4 though, if the problem is corrected then I'll give Fedora Core 4 another shot.
Thank you for the help Brian and Flyboy, it's appreciated