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I had a system (eMachine T2341) and the motherboard crashed (on board video went out). I was running RH 8.0 on it to help me support some customers of mine.
I bought a new similar (eMachine T5082) system and pulled the drives out of the old machine and put them into the new machine. Besides a kernal message that I assume can be resolved by rebuilding the kernal (please correct me if I am wrong), as it booted, it found and install any additional hardware, including migrating the previous network to the new device (I assume). When the system finally got through all of that, I was able to access it via local login, network connections, SMB, etc...
Then I realized that I also had another eMachine (T3092) that I had retired from a Windows app and could have used instead of the T5082, so I pulled the drives out of the T5082 and put them into the T3092. Now diaster strikes. During the bootup, it gave the same (or similar) kernal errors, but then it gave me something like "module Block-Major-2" message. it found and I thought configure a generic 2 button mouse and when it tried to start up the eth0 it said "8139t00 device not found". Well, I thought maybe I had to do a netconfig so did it and rebooted. Same messages all the way through. So no mouse, no network and the Block-Major-2 issue. I am not sure what I can to do resolve this, but would appreciate any insites to this.
Remember this is using the same drives on all of the machines.
By the way - I was able to take the drives back to the T5082 and boot/config/run the drives.
I know that it would be the simpliest to just to let the drives run on the T5082, but I would really like to have them on the T3092 box. I could use the newer/faster box on some newer/more critical applications as the RH 8.0 will eventually go away as I move my customers up to the RH 3.1 Enterprise machine that I have.
I guess I need to know how to resolve the mouse, the network and what the block-major-2 thing is.