Originally Posted by chris m. w.
I have an Asus m2npv-vm motherboard that a X86_64 kernel newer than 2.6.15-1 will not boot, tried everything under the sun. Patching, noacpi, kernels from 2.6.16 - to - 2.6.20, just no go.
My M2NPV-VM boots just fine with 2.6.20. You didn't mention bios updates (unless it's included in "tried everything under the sun"), have you tried to update to the latest bios? I had problems booting a new kernel a while ago, updating the bios solved the problem.