[CentOS] Re: keep /boot, copy / from elsewhere?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Oct 16 15:50:52 UTC 2007

on 10/16/2007 8:31 AM Les Mikesell spake the following:
> How much is likely to break if you keep a locally installed /boot 
> partition with it's anaconda-crafted module set in the initrd, but wipe 
> and completely replace / and any other partitions with a copy from a 
> machine that has somewhat different hardware?  Assume both machines are 
> running the same kernel versions and the change is done while running 
> from the rescue CD or other livecd boot.
If you have similar boot controller, it could work. But if boot controller 
changes, and needs a different driver, it won't boot. You will get a panic 
when it can't find the root.

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