I have a faulty hard drive, and Linux won't shut up and boot the rest of the system from CD! It just keeps stalling trying to read the hard drive. I need the rest of the system to boot up and run some utils on the faulty hard drive - so how can I tell the Linux kernel to stop hogging the console so I can actually get something done? Is there a special option I have to boot with in GRUB?
Mothership: Thuban 1055T@3.7GHz, 12GB DDR3, M5A99X EVO, GTX470+Icy Vision Rev.2@840/3800, Vertex 2E 60GB
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