Re: can't swap disk to new machine

Mason Pokladnik (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 12:00:43 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 9 Apr 1997, Paul Levin wrote:

> Howdy...
> I have slackware 2.0.13 running on a pentium 133MHz (call it
> box A). I have tried to take the bootable hard disk and run it on a second
> pentium (box B). On box A everything works well. On box
> B, when I try to boot from a floppy (same kernel) all goes
> well. When I try to boot box B from the hard drive, I find
> the following:
> 1) lilo is found and loaders start;
> 2) kernel is loaded;
> 3) kernel is started;
> 4) when the kernel gets around to the point of fscking
> the root file system before mounting, I get the following
> oops message:
box "A" wouldn't happen to be a Compaq box would it? I've had some
serious problems trying to trade a disk out of a compaq to another type of
computer because of some of the funky things they do to the firmware for
disks in thier boxes.

-Mason Pokladnik
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