I'm not sure where I should have posted this but here is the problem I am having.

When I boot my HP laptop with a Live CD, some distros boot properly but the screen looks awful. It doesn't look normal. Some distros have a safe mode option in the Grub menu but this still causes the screen to look funny. So, it goes without saying that I am unable to install the distro. One of the distros I am trying to install is Watt OS 6. Puppy Linux is fine after booting.

What should I do? Sounds like a driver issue?