[CentOS] Help with a good recovery plan.. Linux rescue?

Glenn centos at 1bigadmin.biz
Mon Jan 19 21:14:48 UTC 2009


Hello All,

I have a machine that crashed. Some part of the motherboard (power 
supply-related) went south.

The motherboard, CPU and memory have been replaced with a much newer 
architecture. The OS and data are intact on two SATA drives that were 
RAID1 with LVM.

I am going to use 'linux rescue' to recover the LVM backup so I can 
mount the RAIDs (there were two) in a new CentOS install, on a third disk.

I have no indication that I could recover the previous CentOS 
(somewhere between CentOS 5.1 and 5.2 on updates).

Can I use 'linux rescue' to fix that OS up to boot it? The kernel 
panics in its current state (because the hardware architecture is so 
strikingly different). What is the methodology of fixing the kernel 
in this circumstance?

Thanks in Advance!
Glenn



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