I'm impressed!

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sat Sep 5 01:19:02 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 05:24:54PM -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Tom Horsley writes:
> >Just finished swapping in new motherboard with different chipset,
> >faster cpu (and more cores), more memory, etc.
> >
> >Plugged the disks back in, and it just booted and worked
> >perfectly. I was expecting to have to fiddle initrd at
> >a minimum and perhaps even reinstall.
> Yes, it's been this way for a long, long time.
> I remember doing motherboard swaps about 8-9 years ago. Fedora just booted 
> normally. Windows had a major conniption fit.

What I learned to do when switching hardware out from under a working
Windoze system was just before the final shutdown, go to the hardware
manager and delete all the devices, then shut down, swap the hardware,
reboot, and let it re-auto-detect everything, and install MB drivers
as necessary. Fewer conniption fits from windows when doen that way.
But that was Win95,... who knows what XP/Vista/7 would do in that

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