Inserting the Fedora DVD into the Toshiba's CD/DVD drive, I rebooted the notebook computer, remembering to press F2 continuously until the Toshiba showed its boot menu. I pressed C to boot from the CD drive.
Fedora's installation started up. I selected the "L" option to boot from local drive, which I assumed meant the CD drive -- but I also wondered if it meant the hard drive.
I could hear the CD drive's head jerking back and forth, and then the same menu appeared. Hmm. I tried "L" again. Same thing.
I noticed "Press [Tab] for boot options." Perhaps that would let me specify the CD drive. I press Tab, and Fedora went into command-line mode. I suppose the hex code displayed specified the number of the boot drive, but I dunno. I pressed Enter, and the same head-searching activity took place.
Then I noticed a countdown timer. Fedora would automatically reboot in 40, 39, 38... seconds. I waited. At 0 seconds, it switched to the text screen, and I hopefully watched the usual gibberish-to-me text appearing that indicates Linux is booting.
I was given the opportunity to have Fedora "test the media," which I assumed meant testing the hard drive. I declined, not wanting to have to wait that long.
After a few seconds, the Fedora install screen appeared in graphics mode -- success? -- albeit in 800x600 resolution. But as I click the Next buttons, it quickly became apparent that Fedora was trying to install itself (and boot from) the hard drive -- rather than as a Live CD.
There was no indication during the setup in how to get Live mode -- unlike Ubantu, which gives me that option during setup. Time to read the release notes...