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The motherboard on my small server has gone belly up. I was considering replacing the motherboard, processors and memory and reusing the existing scusi drives, network and video card. My ...
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- 11-20-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
MotherBoard Belly Up
My questions are:
1, Will this approach work without a reinstallation, and/or
2, Will I need to reconfigure anything?
- 11-20-2008 #2
If you replace it with an identical board it should be fine. If you replace it with a different or newer board you can expect the kernel to require extra drivers. SUSE 7.2 used the older 2.4 kernel so hardware support was a very different ballgame back then.
I suspect you will require a reinstall with a newer distro or release of SUSE.
- 11-20-2008 #3
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Welcome to the forums!
I built a new system a few months back with all new and totally different hardware, then restored partition images from my previous system to the new system hard drive. Then, I crossed my fingers, rebooted, and it all came up running perfectly on the first boot. I was running the latest kernel, however.
Windows would have totally choked trying to do something like that, so hurray for Linux!
Unless you were running a customized kernel with limited driver support, and except for the reasons mentioned above by BigTomRodney, I see no reason that your project won't work as well.
Anyway, do let us know how it goes for you.oz