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Re: mobo upgrade advice?



I meant:
"In general, an upgrade, any upgrade, as long as you use complaint
hardware..."
and
"The OS upgrade isn't necessarily the problem..."

Me a bit drowsy...
Gilboa

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 02:04 +0300, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> In general, and upgrade, as long you you complaint hardware (no fancy
> SATA raids, etc) should work just fine. I did it a couple of times in
> the past and RedHat/Fedora never failed me. (Though YMMV)
> However, before you start, make sure you have a rescue CD handy. At
> times, the different IDE/SATA configuration on the new board might
> change the IDE channel arrangement pushing your root from /dev/hdaN
> to /dev/hdeN, etc.
> Second, If you plan on spending >200-300$ on a new board/CPU/etc, you
> can surely spare 50$ more and get a new disk drive.
> The OS upgrade isn't necessary; all you need is a little bang on the IDE
> drive to kill it.
> As the saying goes: Backup, backup, backup!
> 
> Gilboa
> 
> On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 13:38 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I have a gigi-byte Athlon that is now just too tired for what I want to do. I 
> > plan to install my new asus main board and new cpu and ram. The old mobo has 
> > a Riva TNT2 16 meg video card, the new one, an A7V400-MX has on-board video. 
> > Both motherboards have NIC, audio built in. ADSL connection to the net.
> > 
> > My inclination is to just bolt up the new parts sans disk until it works, then 
> > attach a bootable IDE drive and see what develops. FC3 up to date. CRT 
> > monitor, Adaptec controller and Seagate SCSI  drive.
> > 
> > I don't really have a decent backup solution (hds full of music and videos far 
> > larger than DVD capacity), so what do people recommend? Should I expect 
> > Fedora to become non-functional?
> > 
> > Dave
> > 
> > -- 
> > Lake Pontchartrain - better living through chemistry?
> 



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