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Upgrading a Motherboard in Linux: Kernel Panic

Oct 06, 2009, 15:03 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

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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."

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