>> LOL. *Except not really. *Am I totally screwed or is there some
>> little-known method for kick-starting an apparently dead HD?
>> Everything was fine until it was rebooted. *Multiple reboots always
>> come back to:
>> Invalid Boot diskette- Enter BOOT diskette into A:
>> Cracks about how if the system is old enough to have a floppy drive
>> then it's overdue for a dead HD are appropriate.
> Things I would try:
> Go into BIOS and make sure settings are still proper (sometimes it can
> get wiped out and set to bad values)
> Make sure BIOS can see the HDD manufacturer and model number etc.
> If not, power off, re-seat the HDD cables and try again
> If yes, boot from liveCD and use your favorite tools to examine the drive
> If the drive is visible, partition table in-tact, then I would try to
> chroot into your gentoo and reinstall your boot loader like in the
> installation handbook
> If drive is not visible, take it out and hook it up to another computer
> If other computer can read it, maybe your motherboard/controller got
> fried somehow
> If other computer can't read it either... buy a new HDD and restore
> from your most recent backup
Thank you everyone. The system is remote so I will give this a try
ASAP. BTW, this happened due to someone pushing the power button
during an eclean operation.