Skittle you are stalking my posts. Thank you.
There is no real boot process or BIOS screen with Macs, it's all behind the scenes.
I'm booting to xubuntu right now, and will try fdisk -l ...
1kb Apple Map
It doesn't see the hard drive, and I was damn certain that I got both ends of the hard drive cable connected.
I'll wait 1 hour in case some Mac Genius comes up with something, then I'll go through the horrible 2 hour process of taking my Mac appart and putting it back together.
Actually it wonbe too horendous because I'll just be able to pop off the bottom to check the cable to motherboard connector, which is where my only doubt it, because the cable to hard drive connector, for which I'd have to take off the top as well, is an all or nothing connection and I know I got that right.