Anyone have any success with this family of hp laptops? Any pointers towards kexts or installation options would be helpful. I get all the way thru the installation but hang at the loading screen post-install.. verbose says its "waiting for root"

(Ive tried Kalyway 10.5.2 and now Leo4all .. both hang at same screen)

AMD Turion 64 x2 processor
2GB DDR memory
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
LightScribe 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
Altec Lansing speakers built in
3 USB ports, USB 2.0, ExpressCard/54 Slot, Video Out, Integrated Consumer IR, 1 RJ-11, 1 RJ-45

Thanks in advance..