Here's where it gets odd. If I connect a hard drive to the thing, it just boots to "Grub Rescue" where ls gives me (CD) and (HD0) and no other commands seem to do anything.
Thinking "okay, I have GRUB or LILO or something it doesn't like on the MBR," I wiped it. I loaded up an Arch linux live disc and did a dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1.
I.E. if there USED to be anything on the MBR, there isn't anymore.
Sooo... I plug the little monster in and boot from CD........
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ERR: Unknown Filesystem
I'm about to try with a different hard disc, but really, it shouldn't be THAT big a deal, should it? All my other live discs will boot this machine with that HD attached, and I've gone through Arch, Mint, Debian, and SuSE. I even loaded up a Mandriva derivative on it with no probs.
Any thoughts are welcomed.
Just tried with another hard drive pulled out of a machine running Mint Debian Edition. Still no dice. It'll only boot with no HD in the machine.