Quote:> I have a very slow (166MHz) motherboard and thought it was about time
> I got a faster one. The question is now, can I just replace the
> motherboard ? Will Linux reconfigure my current installation without
> destroying it?
You neglected to mention which distro you're using. This makes a
difference! Most Redhat, SuSE, and Mandrake installations will check
for new hardware on startup and (try to) fix everything automagically.
It usually works. If you built a custom kernel, you will probably find
that your IDE disks are stuck in "bonehead mode" after you switch
motherboards. This is annoying; you'll have to recompile your kernel
with support for the new motherboard's IDE chipset--but that takes less
than 15 minutes.
Quote:> ... or should I put a fresh Linux install and start all over again ?
Not necessary. Worst case is you'll have to recompile your kernel to
include support for all the new stuff on your new motherboard.
Quote:> I have a dual boot configuration with Win98. Can Windows handle this
> too ?
Wrong newsgroup to ask 'Doze9x questions in. IME, 'Doze does *not*
handle hardware changes gracefully at all. Figure on 4 or 5 reboots and
6 or 7 installations of various 'Doze kernel modules. If your 'Doze9x
hasn't been reinstalled in the last year, it's probably time to
reinstall it anyway to get rid of all the cruft. HTH,
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