homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.163.91.250
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bakedjake

Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems Forum

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




msg:911629
 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.

 

Nick_W




msg:911630
 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...

Nick

caine




msg:911631
 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.

Nick_W




msg:911632
 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...

Nick

Duckula




msg:911633
 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.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Linux, Unix, and *nix like Operating Systems
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved