Same problem here, with an not that old HP notebook. I have installed on it the Lubuntu 13.10 beside Windows7 and an old kernel from Linux-Mint.
Now, I need to edit the grub every time I like to start the notebook, is there a method to fix this in the grub, so the grub keeps the options "noapic" and "acpi=off", I do not have any idea at the moment, just need a hint.
Thanks in advance.
I know my problem does not answer the thread, but I do have the same problem as the other user, well so far I solved it by setting the options in grub.cfg, in the directory /boot/grub/ in each line where it calls up the linux image I added
noapic acpi=off pnpbios=off.
Now the notebook starts up from hd0.