[CentOS] Old hd, new machine

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Dec 17 16:51:11 UTC 2009

At Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:51:06 -0600 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> >> Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> >>> 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.
> > On 17.12.2009 15:22, Les Mikesell wrote:
> >> 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?
> > 
> > I don't think there can be a cable select problem with SATA drives. :-)
> > 
> > Anyway, another drive booted ok when attached to the same SATA cable.
> > 
> > I did not get an error message, in fact the bootup hang on a blank 
> > screen (I have not seen that before) some time before the CentOS splash 
> > screen (I don't remember more exactly anymore, and cannot check).
> The first boot stages should happen with the the machine bios loading 
> grub, then the kernel and initrd. It sounds like you aren't even getting 
> that far.  The usual driver/controller mismatch results in the kernel 
> still being loaded by bios, doing it's device detection, then failing 
> because it can't mount the root partition. Is the disk you are trying to 
> boot part of a raid? And maybe the wrong half?

Or simply not marked as a bootable disk?


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