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  1. #1
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    Question Changed hardware, linux wont boot, error as folows...

    I changed my hardware from:

    Intel 2.8ghz
    915 Chipset
    512 Ram
    AMD 3200+ 64Bit
    Asus A8N SLI Deluxe
    1Gb RAM

    So as you can see its a bigg change in hardware and now mylinux wont start,
    Wel this is what it says at bootup:

    mkrootdev: label / not found
    mount: error 2 mounting ext3
    mount: error 2 mounting none
    switchroot: mount failed:22
    umount /initrd/dev failed:2
    Kernel panic -not syncing :Attempted to kill init!

    This happens at the initial stages before anything even loads.
    I am using RHEL WS 4

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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    I've never had problems with Linux and hardware upgrades, even of this magnitude (and I've changed m/b and cpu under it before). The problem might be resolvable if we knew what the problem is. Do you get any error messages? How far through bootup is it before it stops working?
    Linux user #126863 - see

  3. #3
    try noapic on your boot and it looks like your disk has changed where it was ie /dev/hda has become /dev/hdb

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