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Old 06-23-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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Changing the mother board

Hello folks,
I had FC4.

Then the mother board went faulty.
I replaced it with another piece of same type (same make and model).

Now the linux is not booting.

Will I have to re-install everything again.

I am a bit curious as to will I have trouble if I change my CD Drive with a CD (R/W)+DVD -R combo ?

Thanks in advance.

Prabhat Soni
Old 06-23-2006, 03:06 AM   #2
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What exactly happens when you try to start?

It sounds more like the board is not detecting your drive, or is not set to boot from it.
Old 06-23-2006, 04:57 AM   #3
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Sounds like something else is going on here. Because of hardware detection and the way modules work you can pretty much plug a disk into a completely different machine and it should boot. I did that myself when I bought an entirely new machine, plugged my old drives into it and it required very little mucking around to make work.
Old 06-26-2006, 02:10 AM   #4
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Thanks for everything.
AFter changing the MB when I booted the system, it hung after a completing some boot steps.

Now I have re-installed everything (Investing one night) !

Thanks a lot for giving me some of your time.

Prabhat Soni


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