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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.
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.