My main computer died, won't boot past detecting the processor. Doesn't finish the POST. Pulled the HD and slapped it into another computer and tried to boot.
This is what I get:
cannot open file delete (stays on screen for about 1 minute.)
Not really (yes, the error is shown, but other activities are running in that minute).
Try to reboot again, at grub screen press F3 (options) then edit the parameters line to:
-remove the option "quiet", if any
-change "splash=silent" to "splash=verbose"
You will be able to have more info about the boot process.
Mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
I would say ... (not 100% sure) ... that this is the initrd image, in /boot ...
Kernel Panic - not syncing attempted to kill init!
Pid 1, comm: init not tainted 220.127.116.11-pclos.bfs #1
Thinking this had something to do with the UUIDs, I edited the grub selection and tried putting in root=/dev/sda1, but almost the same errors. This time it said can't find /dev/sda1, looking for /dev/sda2. Then gave the rest of the error above.
Anyone have any ideas why it won't boot in the new computer or what I need to do in order to use my original disk in another computer?
if you run a LiveCD, and then from a terminal console you run the command fdisk -l
you should obtain a list of the partitions ... then probably you can see what each partition really is.
Also, when running from LiveCD, perform a fsck -f /dev/sdaX
for each listed linux partition.