What is the point of formating a /boot partition in the first place??? If you need to format, get a gparted livecd and do it properly. Then try installing to the already formated partition(s). If that doesn't work, boot the installer with one or more boot arguments. I don't know which are required for your type of machine but noapic and nolapic appear to be long-time laptop favourites.
By the way, kicking your posts - and then within a span of a single minute - is not a way to make yourself popular around here. If you have any second thoughts, use the edit option to rework the original post.
Last edited by jay73; 09-23-2007 at 12:02 AM.