Re: new hard drive
On Sat, 24 Sep 2005, [ISO-8859-1] Kudret Güler wrote:
> Today this hard drive is hdb with the same structure. On hda there is
> grub installed pointing to debian installation A as well as other
> entries. When I try to load debian installation A, currently I am
> having kernel panic after an error: "VFS can't find ext3 filesystem on
> dev hda1"
> Question: Which files should I edit to let linux know that it is on hdb now?
> I already edited fstab and mtab
you do NOT edit /etc/mtab .. leave it alone
good if you fixed /etc/fstab
if you're using lilo, edit /etc/lilo.conf to root=/dev/hdb1
and remove /boot/map
and rerun lilo ( which will create a new /boot/map file )
and make 100% sure oyu know how to boot the system from floppy
or cdrom or usb or ?? in case it complains about lilo
if you're using grub, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst ..
if you have a /etc/grub.conf or /boot/grub/grub.conf,
change it too
remove /boot/grub/device.map and do grub-install /dev/hda
or leave both of these 2 steps out and see if it still boots
as it should still work since hd0 is still the original /dev/hda