Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99153
kernel panic pivotroot after motherboard change
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
Problem occurs after changing motherboard (including IDE) from MSI KM2M Combo-
L (with athlon 1800Mhz) to MS 6167 ver1 (with intel 500Mhz). (backup
Available boot diskette gave the same error!
Problem is solved by grub-install --force-lba /dev/hda1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
up2date system 1 july 2003
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a clean up-to-date RH 7.3 installed system on "new" motherbord
2. Place HD in older PC
3. Boot the PC
Actual Results: Kernel Panic
Expected Results: Normal boot
Bug can seriously delay recovery situations if not the same/comparable
motherboard is available.
Severity is low under normal conditions. During fast recovery it can by High.
Does this change what your root filesystem is?
No, It is a simple one-harddisk system. (does that answer your question?)
I tried this again with an other motherboard (350mhz). It freezed with "Booting
the kernel". When I make a clean install on this PC/HD everything works fine.
In this case the grub-install --force-lba dit not help.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you want me to run some additional tests.
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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Closing as CANTFIX.