October 6, 2009

Upgrading a Motherboard in Linux: Kernel Panic

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.

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...

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