okay... I ran df -h on the drive in the old system, then in the new system. Both results were the same;
I can't help but feel it is a hardware issue between the 2 boxes, maybe graphics card or something. Seems to work fine in the new box it just boots to a text screen which might be okay if I was a linux command wizzard but I am a GUI baby.
I am probably going to do a fresh install since I do have a couple HDDs hanging around and follow the link you gave me for moving settings and such.
If I use opensuse 10.2 (current setup is on 10.1) do you think there will be any issues?