[Beowulf] moving of Linux HDD to other node: udev problem at boot

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Aug 20 11:23:25 PDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 08:06:07PM +0200, Reuti wrote:

>> AFAIK, initrd (as the kernel itself) is "universal" for EM64T/x86-64,
> The problem is not the type of CPU, but the chipset (i.e. the necessary 
> kernel module) with which the HDD is accessed.

There are 2 aspects to this:

1: /etc/modprobe.conf or equivalent
2: the initrd on a non-rescue disk is generally specialized to only
include modules for devices in (1).

Solution? Boot in a rescue disk, chroot to your system disk, modify
/etc/modprobe.conf appropriately, run mkinitrd.

-- g

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