If I boot ubuntu from the live cd without any special options I get the following message:
[ 0.040001] Kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work! Boot with apic=debug and send a report. Then try booting with the 'noapic' option.
So I booted with the noapic option (and the acpi=off option because the noapic option alone didn't work). It booted fine and I was able to install. Then after the restart I got the above message again. Is there a way to tell ubuntu to use the noapic option when booting from harddrive?