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Old 07-02-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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Question Major Hardware changes - Newbie How to

I am just a few months into running linux for my desk top and what started as a small experiment on an old machine is about to switch to being my main desk top.

So right now I am running Fedora Core 2 on a dual processor PII 333mhz machine with PCI sound, video, and networking. I just bought a barebones AMD XP 2400+, 512MB Ram with on board sound, video and networking.

Am I crazy to think I can just pull my two 10gb disks from the PII and throw them in the new machine and everything will work?

I do not have any dual boot stuff or any windows installs anywhere on these disks, they are all 100% linux and will stay that way.

Any advise for a first timer?
Old 07-02-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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I dunno about RedHat, but I recently did something similar with Mandrake 9.2 and to my amazement on the first boot HardDrake kicked in and configured everything. Only thing I had to do was a little manual tweaking of X for the different vid card and monitor. I was truly surprised. Results would probably have been different with a custom compiled kernel, but the default "everything including the kitchen sink" one worked perfectly.
Old 07-02-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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You will need to recompile your kernel so support athlons



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