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Old 10-13-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Ubuntu re-installation after Motherboard change?


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Iam going to change my motherboard and the CPU on my little server at home. Do I have to reinstall ubuntu, or need I only do a reboot -- -r? cause I was a Windows guy for long time, and there you have after every little change in your hardware just reinstall the whole thing
 
Old 10-13-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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The answer is maybe. It all depends on what drivers are compiled into the kernel you're using. If you're using a stock Ubuntu kernel, and if the new mobo doesn't have some cutting edge disk controller and/or other hardware, then it will probably just boot up.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I would just reinstall just for the sake of having everything working right, instead of guessing and hoping.

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Old 10-13-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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I would just reinstall just for the sake of having everything working right, instead of guessing and hoping.
Umm, if it works, then it works. If it boots, then the odds are extremely high that everything else is going to be just fine. The biggest questions are always the disks and the wireless. If it boots, then the disk drivers are fine. If it boots, then you can usually deal with a wireless device that didn't come up. There's not much else that is an issue, except perhaps if the mobo has an embedded NVIDIA video controller and you already have an ATI installed. But, even that can be dealt with from the command line pretty easily.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #5
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I checked this site:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...IntelSocket775

Pretty cool but I have A MSI P43 NEO mobo. It will be shipped in two days i will report what happens
 
Old 10-13-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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I have changed systems many times before. The worst I've ever had to do was boot from a livecd and redo the grub install because the device mapping got changed somewhat, but even that is virtually non-existent with the use of UUIDs and labels now.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 05:39 PM   #7
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Should work fine. I replaced my ICH8 based board with an ICH10 one (MSI P45 Neo) a couple of months ago, no problem at all.
 
Old 10-13-2008, 07:09 PM   #8
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Linux is not a Plug 'n Play operating system. You will need to have the hardware re-recognized by running "Rescue a broken system" from your installation disk. This will re-recognize all of your hardware and install the correct drivers but will not destroy your data or your installation.

Boot from your installation disk and select the language to use, next select "Rescue a broken system" and let it run. It will look like a re-installation but be assured that you won't lose any data.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 01:46 AM   #9
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Linux is not a Plug 'n Play operating system. You will need to have the hardware re-recognized by running "Rescue a broken system" from your installation disk. This will re-recognize all of your hardware and install the correct drivers but will not destroy your data or your installation.

Boot from your installation disk and select the language to use, next select "Rescue a broken system" and let it run. It will look like a re-installation but be assured that you won't lose any data.
O yeah! I forgot about this option on the CD Thanks!
 
Old 10-14-2008, 02:03 AM   #10
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Linux it not plug-and-play?
 
  


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