[CentOS] Old hd, new machine

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 13:22:55 UTC 2009

Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> Oh, cancel the previous post... I will *not* install anaconda, I didn't 
> remember it is an *installer* - I don't think it would help in this case.
> This procedure by Les sounds realistic, though I wish there was an 
> easier way:
>> I've done it a time or two by installing a system on the new 
>> (or matching) hardware with a separate /boot partition, then making sure 
>> the old/new systems are updated to the same versions and keeping the new 
>> /boot but copying the rest of the old system over.
> On both my "old" (booting ok) and "new" (not booting) disc the 
> modprobe.conf contained
>> alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
> So it seems to me modprobe.conf was up-to-date.

If the disks take the same driver it should boot or at least get to a point 
where you get an error message with the reason.  Are you sure it isn't a cable 
or drive select problem?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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