So after all this, it goes all the way through the install then errors at the very end of it. When I reboot I get the panic that is the gray screen with a power button that says you need to reset your computer.
64gb RunCore was Gparted to blank then formatted in Drive Utility in installer
2gb boot stick DellMiniBoot123v8.02b1 (for 10.5.6 DVDs and above)
compressed img of 10.5.6
I can't even boot back into the installer after this happens. I have to blank the partition with gparted to make it boot again into the installer and try again. I remade the drive and that didnt' change anything. Went and bought another drive that ended up being 7.6 gb so I was able to burn the img to the new drive using TransMac with no compression (the way the FAQ explains) and it wouldn't boot that drive4 at all... Grrrr...