I have successful tar an existing CentOS 5.2 partition from Fefora10.
The idea is to move a working CentOS 5.2 residing in an internal hard drive to a portable hard drive.
I know how to edit a stencil in menu.lst to boot the clone CentOS5.2.
During boot, I encountered
Red Hat nash version 184.108.40.206
mount: could not find filesystem /dev/root
setuproot: moving /dev failed No such file or directory
setuproot: mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: mounting /sys: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
kernel panic -- not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Strangely enough, I was able to clone a working ubuntu 8.04 in a portable hard drive without this problem.
What could go wrong ?
Since I have all the files as the old CentOS 5.2 system, nothing should go wrong. Of course, I need to
edit /etc/fstab of the new cloned system and /boot/grub/menu.lst.
For Fedora 10 case:
During boot time,
Could not detect stablization waiting for 10 sec
Unable to access resume device (UUID=da7b21e3-5469-4eef-9a01-637b95affab5)
mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3
No such file or directory.