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just like to ask if how could i restore my linux REDHAT if i transfered it to a new motherboard with a new set of pci card...etc...?  since i tried it, i was brought to a kernel panic,that i need to invoke init=???

what steps do i need to take?? basically i dont want to reinstall it since i have with me my data. pls help.thanks.
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by:majorwoo
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switchign motherboards on a system can be pretty nasty - going from a pentium or athlon will almost never work.  Redhat is pretty good about it, kudzu will usually detect the hardware changes and switch although it may not get everythign right -> when you did you got a kernel panic saying you needed to invoke init? You better reinstall, sounds like your in trouble...  you can boot from the redhat CD into rescue mode, it will mount your old partition and you can copy off any of your data first.
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by:webwab
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tahnks. but do i have to re-setup my redhat?  i notice in windows9x, it will just automatically detects and change new hardwares like motherboard chipset, etc....could redhat linux do this?

btw, the kernel panic occurs before kudzu detection.
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by:majorwoo
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hmm, that is odd. I have moved redhat before and most times kudzu picks it up ok, but you are not getting there.

Did you put the hard drive on a different cable/position? is it still primary master etc>

did you switch from/to pentium/athlon?
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by:webwab
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yes, i upgrade the my motherboard from an old one to a brand new motherboard, with a different processor and basically everything is new.  
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by:majorwoo
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what was the old processor and what is the new, what i want to see if if you switched architecture

pentiumn to athlon
athlon to pentium
cyrix to pentium

etc..

details about new and old processor please
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from amdk6-400 to pentium III.
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you are going to have to reinstall, that is a processor architecture change -> many of the binaries will be incompatible.

You can probably boot from the CD into rescue mode and save your data before you do this though
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i have tried rescue mode, it just mounted my partitions to /mnt/sysmo???, then what do i do next?
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well do you have a zip disk, or a network drive you can back them up to? failing that you can put them on floppy, or if you used to dual boot windows you can back it up to your windows partition.

what options do you have?

zip
floppy
network drive (ftp it over or something)
cdr
other partitions/hard drives
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sorry guess it has been quite a while and it has worked fine with your suggestion...thanks...i tried reinstalling it without formatting the partitions and it worked.
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