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F9.5 -- HDD fails when moved to different system



I have a couple of decTOPs (http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=http://www.dataevolution.com/dectop%2520info%25202.htm), I have had problems with these systems with Centos 5, and had to perform the install on some old Compaq SFF, move the drive over, boot in init 3, and run 'system-config-display --reconfig'.

So after the F9 install failed to recognize the graphics card at all (a geode GX2 that Centos at least saw, but did not handle right), I did my F9 install on the Compaq SFF, upgraded to F9.5, and set inittab to init at level 3, then moved the disk.

Well the boot totally fails.  What I get is about:

   Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
   No volume groups found
   Volume group "hda_00" not found
Unable to access resume device (/dev/sda2)
mount: error mounting /dev/root on sysroot as ext3: No such file or directory
setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
Mount failed for selinuxfs on /selinux: No such file or directory
switchchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory

And then the system hangs.

I move the drive back to the Compaq SFF, and it boots. I put the drive built on the decTOP but without any video back in the decTOP and it boots. I move the Compaq built drive back to the decTOP and it fails again.

I see a couple of threads about HDD moves not working with F10, but this is F9, and I can move HDDs without any problem with Centos 5. Oh, I could not even build with Centos 5.2 on the decTOPs because of a kernel bug in the install CD (patched later), so if I built on the decTOP it was with Centos 5.1 then upgraded to 5.2, then fight with the video, or build with Centos 5.2 on the Compaq and move the drive then reconfig the video.

Any ideas on what is going wrong here?



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