I have a HP zx5078cl notebook and am unable to install my SuSE 9.2. On boot, the initial kernal is loaded, then the system simply hangs. Occasionally I will get an ATAPI error, but most of the time it simply hangs. The laptop comes with a generic DVD/CD+RW. Using Google, I see where other users have been able to load linux, but are experiencing relatively minor problems, sound card, multi-card reader, etc.
I have no clue why the initial kernal can be read and loaded, but then the system simply hangs like there is a driver problem with the DVD drive.