Hello, I've recently built a HTPC for myself to replace an old x-box which I had xmbc loaded onto. However its having issues during the installation and stops doing stuff right before the boot loader. It's not frozen as terminal switching still works via the keyboard and PS AUX lists just basic services and no additional commands being run. The motherboard itself is linux compatible and works with Knoppmyth 5.5 but I hate Knoppmyth as it seriously lacks in features and doesn't really want me to keep my media on my file server using my own file/directory structure. (I have samba shares mounted on my Solaris Box with ZFS, with the ability to do NFS as well).
AMD X2 5200+
M3N78-VM (apic disabled in bios)
ASUS Geforce 8500GT (for Component Output)
Kingston 2GB Ram
320GB Seagate SATA HDD
Philips CRT TV (Looks sharp at 800x600 with Knoppmyth)