Will new hardware break an old machine?
I'm running Mandrake 10.1 community on a machine I just salvage a few days ago. There's an extra motherboard lying around my house, and possibly an extra graphics card. I'd like to know, in general, if you swap out something like the motherboard, will the kernel or another part of the distribution complain? I'm not sure how hardware-dependent the installation and configuration are. To my knowledge, the system's not using any drivers external to the distro package, except for a wireless adapter.