I tried to use the install disc to boot into my system. I got fatal errors with hwdetct aborted --you need a kernel.
I used vimlinuz root=/dev/hda3. I then could log in but the mouse and keyboard were not working.
I get this error when I try to boot in......
FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.15/modules.dep No Such File or Directory
After that X starts but I cannot use my mouse or keyboard.
See the problem with new motherboard for posts on this.