Changed CPU, Ubuntu won't boot!
I'm about to put the old CPU back in but I doubt it will help.
Today I received an Athlon XP 2100+ in the mail to replace the 3000+ I had installed in my Linux server. The 3000+ will be going into a different PC.
So I installed the 2100+ into the server, motherboard auto detected it just fine. The kernel starts to boot and...
Error27: Unrecognized command
Press any key to continue...
From what I've found "savedefault" is what Grub is no longer recognizing (don't know why swapping CPUs would cause that) so I removed it and tried booting only to get:
-- System halted
The same thing happens if I try to boot in recovery mode, too.
So I tried popping in the Ubuntu LiveCD and get the crc error again.
Any clue what's going on? Did I zap the hard drive or memory some how?
Since you too are "of wonder" I'll throw out my best guesses.
1.) Did they ship you a lemon?
2.) Did you break it before you installed? i.e. static shock, break a pin, etc.
3.) Both are either 64 or 32 bit right?
Thanks for the response PoW.
I just figured it out. Apparently clearing the CMOS wasn't enough to get the mobo to fully recognize the CPU. It was still trying to run with a 333MHz FSB when the CPU is 2100+. The BIOS was reporting the CPU as a 2700+ during boot but I didn't look close enough and mistakenly thought it said 2100+. Upon my Nth reboot, I noticed it was displaying the wrong CPU.
Since this board is out of an eMachines POS, I had to find the jumpers to switch the FSB to 266MHz and now it works like a charm!
Rock. Thanks for reporting back.
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