[CentOS] Old hd, new machine

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 13:33:38 UTC 2009

Jussi Hirvi wrote:
>>> What should I do to make an existing CentOS (5.4) disc boot up on a new
>>> computer?
>>> [...]
>>> Would it be enough to boot with a DVD in rescue mode, or boot with
>>> another hd, and install grub?
> On 16.12.2009 12:16, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> For me it has worked to just install the old hd in the new machine and boot
>> it up. Kudzo takes care of the rest.
> Then you have been lucky. :-) For me, the startup stopped already before 
> the CentOS splash screen. I guess something was wrong with the initrd.

If the disk holding the / partition needs a different driver than what you had 
during the install, you have to rebuild the initrd.  Anaconda knows how to do 
that, kudzo can't.  You can do it from a rescue-mode boot, but you may have to 
know the right module names.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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