as per above, yes i am booting from the hdd, it is the first in the boot order, i just need to have the cd in or it wont boot.
I reinstalled grub but still no go. It will boot if i select failsafe or have the cd in while I boot, if i have a line in /etc/fstab to load a iscsi drive that was not available it woud start to boot till it comes up with the missing drive, further then normal. as soon as I remove the line from fstab and boot normaly it will freeze up as soon as the boot splash comes us
The iscsi was just a test I was doing, it was simply mounted as “/iscsi” using the built in iscsi initiator, it is now removed from fstab and the fstab is back to the default. I think I will just reinstall tonight and see if it works…though it does work in failsafe mode so i am not sure