Moving Harddrive

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Shantred
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Moving Harddrive

Postby Shantred » 2011/07/07 06:28:40

I recently installed CentOS on a spare harddrive I had laying around. I'm now looking to move that same harddrive to another pc, but that pc doesn't have a dvd reader so I can't just reinstall the OS. Is there some way I can "repair" the installation once the harddrive is hooked up to the new motherboard or is reinstalling my only available option?

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Moving Harddrive

Postby gerald_clark » 2011/07/07 14:04:37

Unless the hard drive controllers use different drivers, it should boot.
If not, you may need to borrow a USB DVD reader, boot in rescue mode,
and run mkinitrd.

Shantred
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Re: Moving Harddrive

Postby Shantred » 2011/07/07 14:23:28

I moved the hard drive this morning and can't get it to load up now. I get an error saying "error loading operating system". Is this something that I could fix by getting that usb reader and running mkinitrd?

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