Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
Do I have to reinstall after changing hardware?

I'm going to be upgrading the motherboard and processor on my current Debian server. I was just wondering if I would have to reinstall Debian, or if it would recognize the hardware changes and download the drivers it needs for it to work with the new hardware? Thanks in advance!
Old 01-17-2006, 11:15 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Red Hat EL5, Fedora 7
Posts: 259

Rep: Reputation: 30
i dont think you need to reinstall linux as kudzu may detect your hardware changes and reinstall required drivers provided it should find them in its database otherwise provide him external path of drivers
Old 01-18-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 42

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, thank you, that's all I was wondering.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing a hardware modem IO and IRQ settings. xode Linux - Software 2 09-28-2005 10:31 PM
reinstall needed for new hardware? msound Linux - Hardware 4 07-08-2005 01:45 PM
changing cluster size = reinstall ? dbcad7 Slackware 2 12-28-2003 10:39 PM
Changing hardware Bruce Hill Linux - Hardware 6 06-27-2003 06:46 PM
Changing the monitor hardware from the terminal screen? qwert123456 Linux - Hardware 2 01-29-2003 07:30 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration