Originally Posted by __spc__
Thanks for that.
I boot, pointing root=/dev/sda5 etc but I can't access the partition.
Is there any specific kernel that has SATA support that I should be using, or am I missing something much simpler?
OK - sorted.
I followed the instructions exactly as stated and was then able to mount the partition using 'mount -t auto /dev/sda5 /sda5'
I was still unable to run 'liloconfig' (couldn't find it) so I ended up running 'setup', configuring where the partitions are (but not installing any software), 'configure system', which ran liloconfig for me, and then I CTRL-C'd out after running the liloconfig bit (so not setting any other systems bits, such as networking).
I now have access again.