If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying right? Something apparently went “amok” with the SuSE 9 install last night because it couldn’t find the kernel image when the machine rebooted. All attempts to boot into any failsafe mode, well, failed. Brandon tried to help, but it really screwed up.
So now I’ve pulled out my trusty 8.2 discs and the install is running now. Hopefully the wonderful chai I had earlier will keep me awake long enough to finish it and see if things are operational. Then tomorrow, I can hound the heck out of Brandon to help me make sure everything is configured well enough.