"Eugene de Villiers" firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
How would one go about this if all your drives are SATAs and you aren't getting even a whisper of a boot? The Patch-CD recovery doesn't seem to detect the hard disks (i.e. I cant mount them). The normal Installation does it without a hitch, but it only allows reinstallation, not repair of existing systems. Manual install, the only other viable option, locks up looking for an info file or something.
Why do you need to recover? Just go for normal installation and then switch to text console 1 or two instead of doing anything, you'll get a root shell...
Very frustrating (especially since I know I'm probably missing something glaringly obvious again.)
PS If you have/want an AMD 64bit system, stay away from Radeons above 9000, (especially 9600s, they are the devil).
9200 should be fine...