Lucifer's Linux Box
Thanks for the reply. Here's the true, halloween-esque story of how the machine got working again. You already know the set up, so I'll pick up from there...
I was trying various things and nothing was working. I had unplugged it and checked connections plugged it back in and nothin'... then I got lazy. I started poking at connections while it was running and didn't notice one of the interior fans nearby. As I was checking a connection, my finger whacked into the fan, ripping the nail a bit and I started bleeding. I left the server room to get a bandage and as I was talking to Erin, I said "Just watch, this will be a Stephen King movie... all the machine wanted was blood and now it will work." I walked back in the room and the Linux box had booted while I was gone.