I'm testing out my new install and I purposefully disconnected one drive to trigger the recovery console. Now the machine is sitting at a black screen, but the keyboard responds (numlock turns on/off). Which makes me think it just isn't able to display the recovery console, like I heard some other people seeing in some of the other research I've done (no fix there).

I've got an NVidia GTX 28x 'ish card (Engineering sample I think) in a p67 SandyBridge motherboard if it matters. I installed the proprietary driver to improve Compiz performance, but I don't know if the open source, Nouveau driver would work any better.

Suggestions? Or known problems?