If, when you boot the CD 6.06, you can enter the boot/install command from a command line ( like 'boot:' ), instead of from the onscreen menu, try adding the 'noapic' flag to the boot command. For example, if the booting kernel is named "ubuntu", then enter on the command something like:
boot: ubuntu noapic
And see if that dodges the lockup. I think there is a similar flag for the second issue too, a 'noisapnp' option or something similar.
If when you get the thing fully booted, you will have to make one or two tiny changes in order to permanently correct/workaround the issue.
I recall there are about 5 options on Ubuntu's install/boot screen. Look for one which allows you to add command-line commands to the boot command.
Last edited by GrapefruiTgirl; 04-03-2007 at 12:37 PM.