Red Hat / Fedora :: Can't Boot In After Motherboard Change / What To Do?

Apr 3, 2010

I've recently changed the motherboard of a redhat server that's been running fine otherwise. The new motherboard is different to the old one. I can't boot in now; getting "Kernal panic: VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 00:00" messages. I've run mkinitrd to rebuild the image file and have changed the grub.conf line to point to the new image file but it still occurs.

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.25)
root (hd0,0)
kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=/
initrd /initrd.img.2.4.18-14

However; during the bootup I spy some "unknown IDE device" errors along with some "IRQ resource cannot be reserved" and/or "Could not enable IDE device" or similar messages. As per attached image.

I can detect the harddisk when I bootup using rescuecd and that's how i rebuilt the image file. I have tried changing the "ro root=" to "ro root=/dev/hda3" or other hdax figures; but still the same.

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