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Old 06-17-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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Problems in moving RH7.3 to another machine

I just bought a brand new PIV 2.54GHz machine, to replace my old PII 500MHz Redhat 7.3 server, to save times, i use the following method to copy the linux to the new machine,

1. have the HDDs in the new machine partitioned
2. boot with a timos rescue cdrom in the new machine (, with ssh support
3. mount the fs, write a script to copy everything from the old machine to the new one
4. chroot and run grub-install

everything run just fine with my way,

But there is a big problem i encountered, the new machine is runnning RAID 5, with a 3ware RAID card, the old machine is running raid0+1, with aic7xxx module.

When the system boot, the kernel load the aic7xxx scsi module, that made the root file system (/dev/sda1) of the new machine cannot be recognized, and cause a "Kernel panic" error.

How can i change the module that the kernel load to 3w-xxxx instead of aic7xxx while the system boot up?

I have tried to modify /etc/modules.conf, but no use, since this file seems to be load after the root fs is mount.

May anyone here help me to troubleshoot this problem??
Many thanks.
Old 06-17-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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You may find it easier to rebuild the kernel on the old machine and include the 3ware drivers in the kernel, rather than as a module. I doubt you'll need to unload/reload the 3ware module if it's controlling your root filesystem.


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