What do you mean the disk won't boot on it's own? What error are you getting?
The disk attempts to boot. I get the rotating thingie for a minute and then the screen does a downward wipe to dark grey and I get a message in a square box in the middle that I have to reboot. The message is in about 4 languages. It does not do the circle with the line through it. I can go through it when I get home tonight and get the exact text if that would help.
I've also had this trouble with other boot-132 install methods I've tried from the board here. I can install and, if I feel like using the CD to boot, I can run things just fine. The hard-disk just won't boot on it's own though. Come to think of it, I've had this trouble since trying to install on a GUID partition. I had a running Leo4all install (on MBR) a while ago but it had some stability problems which is why I started over in the first place...
The disk is a Samsung SP250C. I get the same error whether I use an ICH8 sata port or the JMicron sata port.
I'd appreciate any thoughts.