Re: Newbie problems
PXE is designed to load the whole OS from over a network and was developed for diskless workstations or highly structured uniform boot environments. This is not the OP's situation and could make his computer unbootable from his HDD. I would second the recommendation to try booting from a LiveDVD/USB. The objective would be to test if a generic environment works. From a working LiveDVD session, additional tests can be run to collect data and narrow down problem.
Originally Posted by MasterWayne
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just let me jump.