Originally posted by jnev
i'd really like to try arch, so if anybody knows what's wrong... please speak up.
Is your motherboard the latest? It may not be supported by the current installation kernel.
Do you mean the first prompt when it installs through CDROM?
I am not too sure about Arch but it usually allows you to put boot parameters.
I suggest you post your question to user forum in arch. You can follow user forum link at www.archlinux.org.
It's more active than here.