[TriLUG] Boot hangs when moving disk to another system
brian at strutmasters.com
Fri Mar 11 15:50:57 EST 2005
I've seen instances where there are different packages for i686
(Intel) versus athlon (AMD). It could be possible (couldn't it?) that
your kernel is expecting an athlon-specific instruction set that won't
work on an Intel machine.
This is purely uneducated speculation, though. I trust someone will
jump up and holler if I am wrong. :-)
At any rate, my suggestion would be to try to find another AMD box to
try the drive in, if possible.
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
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> I have an AMD box that just crapped out (I suspect an overtemp
> fry). I need to get the host back online ASAP, so I've tried
> moving the sole IDE drive to another box and booting. Unfortunately,
> it gets to the 'Uncompressing kernel ... Ok. Booting linux'
> message.. and then hangs. (I didn't check to see if there was
> disk activity.)
> I tried moving the drive to a P4 box, and then to a much older
> IBM box, with no change in behaviour.
> The AMD box appears to be a total loss, and getting it replaced
> would take days to weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions for
> a) how to debug the problem with booting from the disk on a different
> box, and b) how to get past the hang?
> - --
> #ken P-)}
> Ken Coar, Sanagendamgagwedweinini http://Ken.Coar.Org/
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