[CentOS] centos 4 installed on P4 won't boot on P3

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Sep 29 11:52:57 UTC 2005

Tom wrote:
>>> The DC guys tried grub-install in rescue mode but still the same.
>> did they check the drive lables ?

is there another drive in the machine that has the same parition label?

>> is /boot/grub/grub.conf configured to point at reality ? or is it 
>> looking at non-existant stuff ...
> not quite sure what you mean on both those questions, grub.conf and 
> fstab are correct, it was a standard install which worked fine on the P4 
> but not at all on the P3.

moving the drive from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb can also cause the bootloader 
to not find the kernel / initrd and bomb out at that stage. so make sure 
the bootloader is installed on the right place, and knows where to find 
the /boot information.

- K

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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