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Old 01-20-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy reinstall of redhat 7.2

I swapped out motherboards and cpu on my redhat 7.2 file/ftp server.

It had an amd athelon and i switched it to a Intel P III

I need to know what I have to do so that redhat will boot with the new hardware sense I changed out cpu's and motherboard.

What it does right know is that when you boot it start to uncompress the kernal and reboots. It keeps doing this.

I think I have to put a new kernal on the install or reinstall redhat

The thing is I don't want to lose any of the information on my /home, /home is on a seperate harddrive.

What is the solution and where can I get the documents I need to perform the solution.

another option, I think, is to upgrade to Redhat 8.0


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Old 01-20-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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Well you could try to boot with a rescue or boot disk. If its /home your only worried about losing data, you should actually be able to reinstall without formatting /home to preserve the data.

But to be safe, I'd first try to boot with a boot disk or maybe the redhat cd in rescue mode to possibly backup the data off of /home.


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