compiling chrooted kernel makes drive unbootable

Dave dmehler26 at
Sat Oct 29 14:06:41 PDT 2005

    I've got a box that has died. The data on it is rather important and a 
reinstall is not feasible. I put the hard drive in a test box, mounted all 
the partitions of the previous drive under /mnt then did a chroot /mnt and 
compiled a generic kernel. The processor on this board is different so i 
felt i had to. The compilation and installation of the chrooted kernel went 
fine, putting the drive in the new system yields an unbootable drive. I've 
checked the data and kernel are there. Any ideas why this procedure didn't 
give me a bootable drive?

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