this is my following hardware
Mobo: Asus P5E-VM DO
processor: core 2 duo e4600
HDD: WD 80 GB - sata
HDD 2: WD 320 GB -sata
Pioneer USB External DVD
ATI 3850 Radeon video.
I am able to boot into the install dvd, partion, and verify the disc.
I go to customize and only add my wireless and wired card.
it installs fine, and then it goes to reboot, am getting a super funky screen full of almost plaid like pixels. can't read anything
after that, i went and added the ATI 3800 series drivers from the install dvd.
The screen booted up all black, but i was able to move the mouse cursor around.
the next time it booted up with the hardware panic and could never finish the install.
Before this i was able to install using indeb 1.4 with no customazation options without the ATI card in. and it worked.
Booted with -x into safe mode. finished the install. Added the 3800 series installer package, restarted twice, and boom it worked.