move system from IDE -> SCSI drive => kernel panic
i spent the day trying to move my system (RH9) from an old IDE drive to a 9.1 GB SCSI drive. first i tried using DUMP and RESTORE to copy the relavent partitions [ boot / ] from [ hda1 hda2 ] to [ sda1 sda2 ]. after setting the sda1 boot flag, rebooting to the SCSI drive resulted in silent black screen.
not knowing enough about kernels and grub, i tried to fix the non-booting condition by loading a minimal install of redhat on the SCSI drive with the same partition scheme as the working IDE setup ( [ sda1 sda2 sda3 ] =~ [ hda1 hda2 hda3 ] = [ boot / swap ] ). Then RESTORE was used to recreate the working / structure from hda2 on sda2. This resulted in a kernel panic upon rebooting to the SCSI drive, with linux complaining about "no init found, try passing init= " to the kernel.
then RESTORE was used to move the previously working minimal install / partition back to sda2 and the same kernel panic was returned upon reboot.
thus two questions remain:
1. does anybody have a suggestion how to successfully move my working IDE setup onto a SCSI drive?
2. the last time RESTORE was used, it copied an image to sda2 that worked on sda2 when the DUMP was created. this shows my use of DUMP/RESTORE is not a viable means to backup my system. can anybody suggest why not? the commands i chose to use were 'dump -0f /mnt/Files/sda2.dump /dev/sda2' and 'restore rf /mnt/Files/sda2.dump'.
thanks if any ideas. -brian