I am trying to install RedHat ES4 which I've done many times to servers at work to my home machine:

Gigabyte motherboard GA-P45-DS3P
Intel Quad Core Q6600
SATA 500Gb disk
Sony IDE DVD Rom
4Gb DDR2

At boot I was getting driver not recognised when going in through graphical mode but have since bypassed this by using
linux all-generic-ide irqpoll pci=nommconf

which has allowed me to install linux, but the CDRom is not mentioned in fstab and the mouse isn't moving either. Everything is connected fine - the initial install was off DVD. Any ideas?