Manish Kathuria wrote: > For a large installation of Fedora 9 we are cloning an updated system > on identical hard disks and then using that hard disk on other > systems. Most of the systems are either Pentium 4 or Core Duo > processor based and are capable of running the same kernel (i686) The > minor problems being faced include difference in network card drivers > requiring reconfiguration . However in certain cases, though we are > able to successfully boot Fedora 9 on a system using a cloned hard > disk but if the same hard disk is moved to another system having a > different motherboard, the system boot process comes to a halt after a > few steps as it is not able to locate the file systems on the hard > disk. The GRUB screen is displayed indicating that the MBR is being > read properly. Can there be a likelihood of the disk geometry being > interpreted in different manner leading to non recognition of > filesystems ? I would appreciate any tips or suggestions. > What is more likely is that the motherboard is using a different hard drive controller. The new controller requires a different module from the original one. So you have to build a new initrd for that system. This was covered in detail on the list a while back. Depending on the other hardware, you may have to run kudzu, or you may have to delete some or all of the /etc/udev/rules.d/??-persistent*.rules files. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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