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Re: FC10 does not boot when HDD moved to another machine

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Frank Millman wrote:
> I am guessing that the new Intel video driver is flakey, so I tried swapping
> hard drives with a similar machine running Windows Server 2000. Windows runs
> perfectly in the old machine, FC10 will not boot in the new machine. I get
> the following error message -
> Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
> Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
> mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as ext3: No such file or 
> directory
> I swapped hard drives back again to ensure it had not got corrupted, and it 
> boots fine in the original machine.
> If I boot off the dvd and select Rescue Mode, it boots and says that it has 
> loaded the installed system under /mnt/sysimage. I can see the contents of 
> /mnt/sysimage, but I have no idea what, if anything, to change to enable it 
> to boot up normally. If I just exit, it shuts downs cleanly, but I get the 
> same error if I try to reboot off the hard drive.
> The HDD is a standard IDE drive with a standard IDE connector on the
> motherboard. 
> If the worst comes to the worst I can re-install from scratch, but that does
> not fill me with confidence. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
> Many thanks
> Frank Millman
I can not help with the original problem, but the problem with
moving the hard drive is probably a different IDE controller in the
second machine. The fix is to chroot /mnt/sysimage and build a new
initrd. (man mkinitrd) The only problem being that the drive will
probably not work in the old machine any more. One way around this
is to have 2 different initrd for the same kernel, and have 2 grub
entries - each using a different initrd.img.


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