I just purchased a new laptop, a HP V6032EA and came across quite a few issues while setting it up.
To install from Live CD
The Live Cd will lock up without some intervention.
Put in the live CD and when prompted for a boot option, press F6. Add the kernel option "noapic" and boot.
You will need to enter this option once the install is finished
On the boot menu, press "e", move down to the line that starts "kernel" and press "e" again. Appent the line with the "noapic" option. We will make this more permanent later
Getting the wireless working