When I made a remaster of my machine just a couple weeks ago, I was able to run the livecd, get online, etc.
After borking my system sort of on purpose, I went to clone it back from the livecd.
It, the livecd will no longer boot, and gives me kernel panic use int= to kernel or words to that effect.
Just previous to borking I had installed a new nvidia 9800 pci express card in place of the 6200 card I had burned the cd with.
The puzzlement is why I can not boot in any choice on the menu, noscsi, and a couple other F3 functions I tried.
While the disk was in, I did a disk check, it was ok.
I tried copy to ram also, still kernel panic.
So the history.
1. A perfectly running box.
2. made a remaster disk of box with kde3, worked perfectly off disk alone for test.
3. a few days later put in all kde4, any synaptic updates till the freeze etc.
4. a couple weeks later, replaced nv6200 series pci express card with 9800.
5. Perfectly working box.
6. Had some sound issues and was playing with synaptic, alsa, etc and borked box.
7. Found remaster disk doesn't boot.
8. used 2009.2 issue disk to re-install, without reformatting /home partition
9. Found I was back to kde3, used synaptic to update back to kde4.
10. files and other home things ok, but various things, game broken etc.
If I could boot off my remaster, replace /home (complete reinstall) with it, I would be ok.
Is this caused by new video card? I can't even boot livecd to console to get to root VIDEO config.
It would be a hardship to swap the old video card in, as I had to accommodate into the box with plenums and such, the passive cooling system the size of my car radiator.
Maybe some F3 command at boot to get me to video settings?