A Socket 370 board died and I have tried to replace it with a Socket 478, transplanted from another PC.
I am using Debian Unstable. When I tried to boot the computer I got:
Waiting for /sys/block/hda/dev to come up
several times, then variants on this, then finally a kernel panic.
At the time of this error the machine had an 80GB PATA disc as hda, a 2.6GB disc as hdb. Hdc and hdd were a CD-writer and as DVD-ROM.
I don't know how relevant the following may be:
When I attached the 2 SATA drives which were previously attached to this board strange things happened during the boot. It appears that the PC begins to boot fron a SATA drive but then carries on from the PATA drive so that the PC ends up with the computer name from the PATA.
The only way I could get this machine to run is to attach the PATA drive to a USB adapter.
Could somebody please suggest a way out of this?