Moving Disks to new PC Machines
jemaxwell at jaymax.com
Fri Mar 28 11:41:00 PST 2003
Problem: defined earlier -
I need to move my system ( actually 2 hard disk) to another
machine w/ different MotherBoard and CPU. The disks have been
configured as a bootable system disk and the other data
storage. How can I reconfigure to achieve this with the
minimum amount of perturbation.
I've worked on this transition for about a week now & require some
The machine is similar to the old machine:
Shuttle AI61 motherboard
AMD K7 Processor 900 Mhz
5 PCI & 1 AGP slots
3 DIMM Sockets
Shuttle AKA32A motherboard
AMD Athlon CPU 1.5 GHz
Chipset(s) - 2: VIA VT8366A & VIA VT8233
5 PCI slots & 1 AGP slots
2 DIMM Sockets each, DDR/SDR
Hard drives (2 - Boot & data)
3 PC Cards
A Diamond Stealth Video Card
A line modem card
A SMC NIC
Machine boots partially, probing devices, listing to stdout. Readout
aborts consistently at a line which is difficult to read on the fly as
uhub: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
[correcttion to previous posting => 'uhub0' or could have been
Nothing else on line, nor is there a follow up line, the screen goes
blank (black) machine stays on.
Any further suggestion, IRQ's to reset, IOMEN, flags ????
I've reconfigure the kernel w/ distr Disk2 using Visual mode, but did
not attempt CLI Mode.
-- Joe ---
Jack L. Stone wrote:
> As long as your kernel is not missing any devices needed for the new
> machine, it will most likely boot right up. Would be a good idea to have
> the same NICs in the new machine so the host is configured correctly.
> Otherwise, you'll need to reconfigure rc.conf first or after bootup. MB &
> CPU shouldn't be a problem unless it is some unsupported chipset, etc.
> Won't hurt to stick it in and try it otherwise. If it boots up okay, you
> can run dmesg to look through the device loadup info....
Bill Moran wrote:
> Joseph Maxwell wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I need to move my system ( actually 2 hard disk) to another machine
> > different MotherBoard and CPU. The disks have been configured as a
> > bootablesyetm disk and the other data storage. How can I reconfigure
> > achieve this with the minimum amount of perturbation.
> While the disks are in the old machine, verify that your current
> has compiled-in support for all the devices needed on the new machine.
> If necessary, make a new kernel. Then move the disks to the new
> and you're ready to go.
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