So I'm installing FC5 on my new Dell Latitude 830. I can't say it's been an easy process, but I thought I might document some of my steps for others:
1) Base graphical install didn't work too well. I tried a text based install but that wasn't working horribly well either. If you get the black screen on a graphical install, try fn+f8 (and maybe fn+f7). It finally came up for me like that. I also tried using "linux vesa" as a commandline prompt, and the no-acpi/no/apm switches. Make sure you install kernel development packages.
2) The broadcom BCM5755 did not work out of the box. I downloaded the latest pci.ids from pciids.sourceforge.net, and then placed them in /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids.
reboot. Then download & install the linux 3.71b driver from broadcom. reboot. You should find eth0 now.
If you have trouble mounting a usb drive, try using /dev/sdb1 rather than /dev/sdb for the device.
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/flash
to disable selinux, look at /etc/sysconfig/selinux. I was getting lots of errors/warnings.
finally, if you get a graphical install running, it will want to run X. and x doesn't work yet (I have to go install graphics drivers, but I need a network card+yum first). So append a " 3" (space 3) to the end of your boot line to run in text mode. Under grub, edit the boot config, edit the boot line, (e, e) then space-3, return, and B for boot.
more as I figure it out.
If anyone knows a way to get gcc 3.2.3 (not 3.4) running on FC6+ I'd be all ears. I need to run old gcc for a couple of projects I work on that run on RHEL3...