fstab appeared to be removed, I recieved an error of dev/pts cant be found in etc/fstab or etc/mtab and then it continued on with booting until it tried to initailize swap. I then recieved a black screen that the only way out of was to powercycle the machine.
I went into my Windows drive and it booted just fine.
Rebooted into Linux again with CD support and ran linux rescue from the command prompt, that worked, ran fsck -l and it complained it couldn't find fstab.
Ran fdisk and it showed the correct patitions.
Ran vi /etc/fstab and was shown a blank file
I then went to my test box and copied fstab to a floppy then tried to copy that fstab over to the broken hard drive. Used chmod 777 etc/fstab and got nothing.
Gave up and reinstalled the OS. The issue is resolved.
This leaves me with some questions:
1)What in those steps did I do wrong or didn't do?
2) Where would I find the log files to show me what went wrong or send into a bug report?