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Installed Redhat on HDD, what will happen with new hardware
will it hack it.

 10:15 am on Oct 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Part of my own computer evolution.

I'm building another computer, in which i have RedHat7.2 on a HDD, and i'm planning to drop it straight in, done this with windows a few times (though certainly after a while had to format and start again), but never done it with Linux.

As it stands, i know the HDD has support for the NIC, SCSI, and graphics, becuase of the system it used to be in, which i have upgraded leaving me with them items. What it definetly does not know is the motherboard, as it was running off a Asus A7V266-E, with 512mb DDR crucial 2100, and a 1.7gb XP chip. The motherboard for the new system is a QDI Kinetix, with 512 SDRAM (PC133), and a 1.2gb Duron.

What do you think, will it work, or will i have to reinstall?

Would appreciate any help, will be doing it later today.



 10:18 am on Oct 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Kudos may well pick up the new motherboard but I'm not certain that's the best way anyway. You need to rebuild the kernel to use the new chips so you're better of insalling.

I'm no expert though, just an opinion...



 10:24 am on Oct 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think your correct on this one, Nick.

I have'nt spoke to my brother yet about it, whether i can find him is a different matter, but i do in the distant past remember him talking about the kernel in relation to hardware.


 10:28 am on Oct 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yeah, especially in relation to the chipset etc. Adding printer or such wouldn't be an issue but...



 1:13 pm on Oct 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have done that before. As a matter of fact, I haven't installed linux on my new home boxes on a long time, only swapped disks.

To ensure compatibility compile or get from a distribution a kernel for the lower denominator CPU (at "Processor type and features" choose 386). Boot it from a floppy. That will ensure that the box will boot, because you're changing of CPU. Then, when the box is ready, compile a definitive kernel for the Duron.

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