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Old 03-07-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
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CPU upgrade with Mandrake 9.1


6 months ago, I passed the trial of fire of learning enough about Linux to enable me to setup my own personal web and VNC server which I use for PHP/SQL/Flash development work.

The box is a PII, w/ 192mb RAM running Mandrake 9.1.

I have recently acquired an AMD Athlon 1.4gig CPU and motherboard and would like to upgrade my server, though I suspect this isn't as simple as swapping the HDD.

So the questions are:

1. Can I simply swap the HDD over to the new system and everything will be fine?

2. If not, what steps would I have to take to get my currently configured OS onto the new system?

Thanks in advance,

Scrawl
 
Old 03-07-2004, 08:39 PM   #2
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I think you can simply pull out your hard disk and put it into the new system. The only thing that you might need to change is the x windows configuration as presumably the new system will have different graphic controller...

I did the same thing recently. I did not expect it to work but it did. I would recommend that you back up your stuff first & make a note of your important config settings in case things go pear shaped... but im sure it will be ok..

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