strange failure for kernel loading
Im currently having a class, where the students are learning linux. I have one problem, which I cant really solve -> we have computers with hd-racks, meaning that the students have their personal hd's and for classes, they just put it in a computer. For some reason, some hd's dont work for specific computers, even though they are of the same modell. The kernel just loads a little bit and then hangs. The distro is slackware 8.1 by the way.
The kernel are pre-compiled - how come the some installations doesnt work on some computers? They all have the same kernel (precompiled bare.z). We can also start every computer with the kernel on the CD, to start the root filesystem that way..
ANyone have a possible answer to this? Im soon going to copy an image of my filesystem and put on other computers for teachers - I would like to ensure taht the kernel is working for all copmuters..
Thanks a bunch / Regards Oscar