Tech support just verified that it is still a known issue, but supposedly to be resolved in v5.2.4 due out in the next few months. Reference KB68005.
Thats hilarious, because technical support told me, on the same day, that 5.2.4 will not be released. He told me that we had to upgrade to EEPC 6.0.
I am hold right now trying to get some more information on this issue and what netbooks EEPC has been confirmed to work on so we don't have wipe a computer for the second time getting it to work.
If there's any doubt, just install without encryption. If it works, then it's safe to encrypt it. If not, you can just fixmbr the machine (or use the appropriate MBR fix for your OS).
We don't get to see every model of device manufacturers make, and the product is designed to work on any i86 hardware - people only tell us about the ones which don't work.