We have an old Dell PE860 server that has hosted a small portion or our website for years. It's running CentOS 2.6.18 (yes it's that old) & Apache. It had a hardware controlled RAID1 setup, until a several weeks ago, that failed. To get us back up and limping along, I just unplugged & bypassed the RAID controller and changed the BIOS to where it just basically thinks it's a single drive PC: boots straight to the single drive. Due to the advanced age of the server, we purchased a new Dell PE R330, also with hardware RAID1, and now we want to move everything from the old box to the new one.
I came in over the weekend and took an image of the old setup, intending to push it to the new server. I thought I could do this since it's a hardware RAID setup, and all it should see is the one virtual drive... Everything seemed to go fine, as it did the restore image process with no errors, however upon starting the new server, after flashing the CentOS splash screen, I get the following as my last few in the boot sequence:
Reading all physical volumes... This may take a while...
No volume groups found
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
Trying to resume from /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
mount could not find filesystem "/dev/root"
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attemted to kill init!
Any ideas on what could cause all of this, since this should have been an image of a working setup?? Thanks.