Ok; the DVD started with the LiveCD line. However, it wouldn't even go to the boot loader, I just got my old friend the black screen.
Oh look, got it while I was typing this!
Anyway, I used the USB key after that, and tried Console to enter vesa or whatever, and the progress bar was hanging at the completed level, while the code just said "drakxtools_http"
Also, when trying everything else, I get the black screen when the progress bar is at about halfway, but I always forget to check the code at that point.
Oh, and I hit tab to 'edit options' and guess what I saw right at the end!? splash=silent
I deleted that, and... it didn't do anything. Now it's not there, and nothing changed.
I'm trying the safe boot now, will update.
Edit: Just realized, it shows "Welcome to PCLinuxOS 2012
Press I to enter interactive startup" after a few lines of code. Actually, after the setting up the union file system and then unmounting xxx and ooo.
Edit2: In safe mode, I didn't start drakx tool, but it then hung at nxserver.