Sry my brain is korn syrup today / useless today , need some coffee + 6 kane sugar LOL
Live dvd 3.26 :
Boot options list shows up.
Think it is F5 for alternative boot options or F1 for help and this will list alternative boot methods.
Looks like the dvd has a grub bootloader and this loads like mounting a iso image in linux loop mount.
So if you can boot another Linux distro that uses grub try to have a look at their boot options and likely just replace the text is with the options you think might work , not replacing the loop mount and squash ?? thingy.
This will be linked to the hardware forcing maybe ide / pata or a specifi driver for hardware.
If all else fails boot with another linux distro , loop mount the squash file and clone/copy the i686 version to your hd and the chroot into it and fix grub.
Mount -t warrawarra is very important before chroot /mnt/target /bin/bash otherwise = belly up / errors.
# mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
# mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/h ... art1_chap6
I would rather have the i686 on my hd than the install i586 default.
Hope this helps. You can also try to post in THE SHED in forums main page with a lspci option and someone will be able to tell you the missing hardware driver that is the problem.
Sry again for bad advice as my brain is on holiday or something today LOL