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post Mar 12 2011, 07:57 AM
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Hi everyone.

I was asked to move a Linux System from an old SCSI Drive to a new IDE Drive.
The PC the SCSI Drive was in, is gone, and I had to use something like THIS to connect the Drive in the new PC to copy it. But first I wanted to check if the system is running. It is not. The following errors came up:

kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root devie "803" or 08:03
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:03

Now is the question how to transfer the complete system from the SCSI to the new IDE HDD.

What software could I use to clone everything?
Should I clone the data first or get the System running first?
After cloning, how do I get the system running again (since its a new PC what about drivers?)

For your help I want to thank you in advance!

Greetings - GPRS
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