I'd suggest getting a Live CD or Debian Rescue CD or even a floppy and see if you can get your system to boot a Linux system (or DOS, heaven forbid, though FreeDOS is a good alternative) at all.
You should also run your BIOS setup program and verify that it's correctly configured for the motherboard/hard disks/etc. that you in fact have available.
Bob Douglas Tutty wrote:
On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 10:04:34AM +0800, a wrote:I change motherboard, sarge refuse to boot, it says BIOS check failsI used debian before (woody, potato...) there's no such problem Do I have to re-install sarge?If the old and new motherboards are identical there should be no problem. If they differ but are for the same port (eg. i386) and you are using a stock debian kernel, then the kernel should boot. Try using init=/bin/sh kernel parameter. This lets you focus on the kernel, does it find the root partition, can it mount it ro and find /bin/sh? If you get a shell, then you know that the kernel works and you can work theproblem from that point.Once you get that far, try using the kernel parameter single to take you directly to single user mode. From that you can work on what modules you may need loaded for your new hardware. This procedure lets you narrow down where a problem lies. If you get stuck you can copy out what you get on the screen and send it here asking for more specific help. Good luck, Doug.
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