Upgrading a Motherboard in Linux: Kernel Panic
Oct 06, 2009, 15:03 (10 Talkback[s])
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"I spent the weekend installing a new motherboard in my
audio/video production computer. The old motherboard had a dead
memory slot, so it was removed and converted into a skeet target.
The new board is an ECS A740GM-M for AMD processors. What should
have been a 30-minute chore turned into a vexing showstopper,
because the Linux kernel in 64 Studio didn't get along with the new
board and panicked on boot.
"Kernel Panic, Meet Weeping User
"Swapping in a new motherboard is usually a painless task on
Linux systems. The most common problem is accidentally changing the
hard drive order on a multiple-drive system, and then it won't boot
because GRUB can't find the drives. Easy to fix, just plug the
drives into the correct slots.
"This a different problem. Here is a photo of the screen
messages, which are typically cryptic and unhelpful."