I tried to install transmission on my MBWE 1TB (White Light) and after shutting it down it wouldnt load webpage UI or enable ssh.
I would ping but that was about it :(
So i took it apart, attached the 1TB hdd to my pc and booted up off ubuntu 9.04.
I typed the following on command line to get my data off it.
sudo mount -t xfs /dev/sda4 /mnt/sda4
it then mounted and I was able to copy all my data off the hdd onto another hdd.
if you want to try edit the other files then do the following…
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3
sda2 is a a swap partition.
sda1 seems to have all the data you see / edit through ssh.
I have to figure out what I edited to mess it up or try the partition restore.