[CentOS] Migrating RHEL 3 to Centos 5.2 - has Adaptec 2400a RAID
enwestph at rochester.rr.com
Tue Jul 29 19:16:58 UTC 2008
Many thanks Les. I was hoping I'd hear exactly what you've said. I'll
have to post once I've accomplished. Take care.
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Ed Westphal wrote:
>> Greetings all. I'm new to the mailing list. Hope to get to know
>> many of you. I'll jump right in with a recent project. I have a
>> machine with RHEL WS 3 - Taroon; plus dual boot to Win 2000 Pro. The
>> RAID card is Adaptec's 2400A w/128 megs cache, running RAID 10 on 4
>> WD's. I want to migrate to 5.2 Centos and wipe the NTFS partition. I
>> have the 5.2 Centos DVD. Anyone see any problems, special preparation
>> needed, whatever, to accomplish the migration? The RAID uses dpt_i2o
>> drivers. The NVidia card can get drivers from their website, if need
>> be to support full functionality. Please advise with any cautions,
>> considerations, you may care to give. Thanks in advance.
> I'd recommend doing a backup, re-installing from scratch, then
> restoring or reinstalling any old stuff you needed instead of trying
> an upgrade (which might work, but you don't know how much old gunk is
> left). The exception would be if you have separate partitions with
> old data you could keep them and not reformat.
> One difference you might see is that in 5.x devices are detected in
> more or less random order. If you have more than one NIC, you won't
> know ahead of time which will be eth0 - but once configured it will
> stay identified by the HWDADDR entry n the config file. Likewise for
> your disk drives - sata devices may take /dev/sd? names but mounts
> will match the disk labels.
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