Convert RHEL 5.1 Desktop DIsk Image to Laptop Image
I've aquired a desktop that has a specific set of applications and apparent services that no matter what i've tried i can't get running on the laptop i need to get it running on.
It's a RHEL 5.1 Server image that I have spent the last 3 days trying to get working on the laptop with very little progress. HW specs on both are intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB Ram, 120 GB hd, but Desktop is HDA, Laptop is SDA.
1) Ghosting entire disk from Desktop to Hardrive, with GRUB pointed in the right direction. Kernel panics on "can't find /dev/root"
2) Tried Fixing the init in initrd to point to the new /dev/sda, but no luck. It contains ide and sata modules.
3) Booted without an initrd - kernel panic, no /dev/root/
4) Using the same harddrive parition as desktop, installed RHEL5.1 again. Copied contents of /boot/ to a flash disk and then applied old ghost. Loaded rescue disk and copied new contents of flash disk back to /boot. Modified grub.conf to point to new laptop builds. Booted it, kernel booted, "just" got into X when crashed. ran in Telinit 1, ran kudzu. Never booted again.
I think i need to go back steps 1 to 4, and then do something different on the first boot.
I've tried virtualising this, but the virutalisation i've tried slowed the machine down a lot so it was no longer useable - it's a signal processing tool that needs to run in real-time.
Any ideas on the "right" way to do this?
Thanks in advance.