This is my problem. I setup my laptop to dual-boot WinXP and Mandrake 10.0 Official, and have been happily doing so for some months. GRUB is used as bootloader, and currently the options are
linux (kernel 2.6.3-16)
linux-nonfb (no idea)
failsafe (no idea)
2.6.3-15 (kernel 2.6.3-15)
I tried doing a Hibernate using Klaptop, it spewed some text and powered off. When I powered-on and chose 'linux' again, I got another spew of text, all I could really catch was the last line
'Waiting for DMAs to settle down.....'
Then it went back to the BIOS splash screen, then to a GRUB prompt (no menu, actually no ability to type either). I did a hard power-off, and got the same thing.
Tried kernel 2.6.3-15 and got a console login (no X). There was some stuff about servers not started (localhost, X server).
Tried 'failsafe' and just got a big grey screen.
Windows still fine.
Can this situation be rescued?
If not, I may do a clean install over it. Anything I should be careful about when doing so (partition preservation, new bootloader etc)?