Moving Debian from one machine to another
there is a fileserver that I plan to move to another machine. The source-system is a Debian Sarge with a modified vanilla kernel. Rootfs and the swap partition are on a hardware raid5 (3ware controller).
The destination-system has only two hdd's that should work as a software-raid1.
I don't know how I can migrate the source-system. I tried to tar the rootfs from the old machine and extracted the archive on a single hdd on the new systems. Afterwards I booted the system with a grub-cd and tried to load the kernel etc. Unfortunately I got a kernel panic, because it couldn't find the rootfs. I changed the rootfs parameters in grub several times, but with no luck. Probably it fails because of the modified kernel :-(
Do you have an idea how I successfully transfer the system?
It would be great.