Finally was ready to upgrade my server. There was so much crap in it that I just wanted to backup the stuff I wanted to keep (scp them to my windows box) and rip the 3 old hds out (totally a whopping 2.4GB) and put the new 20GB in (thanks SlashChick!!). Well, I did the backup, pscp'ed them to my win box, ripped out the HDs, put in the new one, and popped in my SuSE7.2 bootable CD in the drive.
The disk wouldn't even spin up...
So I got upset, yelled and screamed, got out my old CD burner (that read CDs somewhat, but didn't burn them. It died after 4 months. Never buy an IOMagic CD Burner), put it in.... nothing.
I commence more yelling and screaming, and finally just give up, turn off my win box, rip out my trusty toshiba CD ROM, put it in the server, and load it up.
YaST wouldn't load up (kernel panic). (looked like it )Kept trying to access the HD, mount it, and load up root. I IM'ed AntiFreeze a ton, got some ideas....
I tried loading up the HD on my winbox, fdisked and formatted it. Put it back in the server. No dice.
Tried loading up a bootdisk with all kinds of options. No dice.
Finally, I tried just loading up a version online (SuSE8.2) by imaging a bootdisk and the 4 modules. I finally got online, started it up.... and the same damn problem came up.
It offered some advice. Stating it may be an apci issue (after some googling, I found out that was... interrupt stuff for power management). So I turned apci off in the bios, and tried again. SUCCESS!
So, I pulled the CD ROM out, put it back, closed everything up, and started going through the packages to install. I spend a good amount of time on it, and finally start the downloading. That was at 12:30 at night.
I woke up this morning at 6am, and got everything working (including bringing my backups back) by 8am this morning.
My only issue? Email. I never got an option on what to install. SuSE usually went with the old sendmail, but I think I'm running procmail. But it doesn't appear to get anything from the outside world. Any ideas on how to get procmail setup?