I tried everything you listed here, all the steps correctly right up to swapping disks and typing -v -x, but after i hit enter it starts the crudely animated spinning thing, the disk drive starts to whirr, I get all the following text, then it reboots.http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x144/mattjmit/?action=view&current=Image-4.jpg
Which is slightly more script than I had before, it was 4-5 lines before.
BTW I am installing to a seperate HDD.
Im not sure what you mentioned about ACHI before, I have an 'AHCI' option in my bios, I turned that on and couldn't even start windows anymore. is this something different? is it ACHI or AHCI?
Please let me know if you can help. I tried your method with both Hazard and iDeneb
CPU: Phenom II 955
Mobo: ASUS M2N68
GPU: Nvidia GTX 260
4GB: DDR 2