Hardware upgrade and boot issues

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 9 01:09:49 UTC 2010

On 02/07/2010 07:31 AM, PleegWat wrote:
> Hi all,
> Today I upgraded my system from a several-years-old pentium D to a 
> brand-new core i5. I've preserved my existing hard drives, although I 
> did make a backup.
> After quite some fiddling, I managed to get it to boot up. I replaced 
> the standard 32 bit kernel by the pae version, and it took another 
> several attempts to get the system to boot.
> I've got the splash screen disabled; when the system stopped booting the 
> last couple of lines were either about usb initialization or about 
> invoking fsck.
> What could be causing these issues? Are there any packages I should 
> reconfigure or bios settings I should check?
> Also, is there any hope of upgrading to 64-bit while saving me the 
> hassle of reconfiguring my installation from scratch, or should I just 
> do a clean installation anyway to get stuff stable again?

I see that nobody has responded, so I'll bite.

My recommendation would be to install the 64bit into a new
partition/drive (assuming you have room), use it for while (get all your
apps working). Then if you're satisfied, either blow out the 32bit
partition and expand the 64bit into where the 32bit was, or just keep
both so that you can switch between the two for testing.

Reasoning is that even if you try a 64bit in-place install, all of the
old cruft from the 32bit install will still be there & possibly cause
conflicts down the road.

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