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Old 09-05-2003, 06:17 PM   #1
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New Mobo & CPU - Linux won't boot

So my computer decided to die on me and the result was that I had to buy a new Motherboard and CPU. I decided to go with an Intel 865PE chipset and 2.4C Pentium4, because I was tired of reliability issues with my AMD XP set up.

However, I was surprised to find neither my Windows XP nor my Red Hat 8.0 installs would boot after the change. I was able to recover XP with a recovery install, but I'm still lost as to what to do to save my Red Hat. I can't do a new install because I will lose all the data I had on there. I tried doing an upgrade install but that appeared to only upgrade some packages, and I believe the kernal needs updating. I also tried recovery mode, but I dont really know where to begin fixing the kernals, and I didnt see any commands that would really help me out.

Is it a problem with Grub, or with the Kernal? I've tried using Recovery Mode on the RedHat8 disk, and using hte comand chroot /mnt/sysimage inorder to edit Grub.conf but I've been having probs with figuring out exactly what i need to do. Google hasnt been much help and neither have the IRC channels.
Old 09-05-2003, 06:33 PM   #2
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The gentoo site has more indepth explanations of this in their install howto that may be a good place to look. Of course you have to take into account it wasn't written for your specific issue however I think you might could find some good info there.
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Old 09-09-2003, 11:39 PM   #4
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Sounds to me like your original problem was NOT with your MOBO or CPU. You better check out your HD.


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