To make it clearer I would like to know how to maybe save/access a log of the boot up so I can read the errors/warnings and find out what needs fixing, and also how to setup my network in text mode if need be (manual configuration).
Okay, so now that I've slowed down a bit I realise how stupd it was to ask without searching first; I found this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ot-log-376970/
So I'm installing the ext2 drivers for Vista now and I'll see if I can access them to track down whats going on.
Looked at /var/log/boot.msg and all it says thats off is:
Skipped services in runlevel 5: earlyxdm irq_balancer xdm
Other than a few kdm unused lines...
I'll look at the yast2 log and try to find the syslog tomorrow.