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Old 02-10-2003, 11:37 AM   #1
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Question How do I move existing system to new CPU?


I'm trying to do something goofy...

I have an existing (running) system (RH 8.0), and I would like to take those HD's and move them to another system with a different CPU etc...

I have done it now and it doesn't work (duh!)!

It reboots right after it starts to load. Right as it starts to recognize the CPU etc.

Anybody have any idea how to change the load parms to allow it to recognize the "new" CPU, or am I doomed here?
 
Old 02-10-2003, 11:48 AM   #2
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It depends on the kernel you use. It should have support for both machines. If you could post specs of both machines, it wold be much easier to help you.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 12:13 PM   #3
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Original machine: AMD Athlon XP2000+ , 512MB memory

"new" machine: Intel Celeron 500Mhz, 192MB memory
 
Old 02-10-2003, 12:35 PM   #4
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Look at the list of packages to see which kernel package you have:
rpm -qa|grep kernel
If there's i686 somewhere, it should work. If you compiled the kernel yourself, install the default RH one.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 02:32 PM   #5
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Great thanks! Looks, good... however it appears that somehow the partition table got trashed!

Now getting the following message when trying to load the img file.. : Partition table corupt or invalid.

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-10-2003, 03:45 PM   #6
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Which image? Linux (boot), cd, other?
 
Old 02-10-2003, 03:52 PM   #7
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If I exit out of grub and execute the commands by hand... i.e.:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-24.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd=2.4.18.24.8.0.img

It fails with the corrupt partition table message.. on the initrd from the hard drive.
 
  


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