Change motherboard?

Kevin O'Connor kevin at
Sun Jun 6 11:37:48 BST 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: freebsd-users-admin at [mailto:freebsd-users-
>admin at] On Behalf Of Grant
>Sent: 06 June 2004 11:27
>To: freebsd-users at
>Subject: Change motherboard?
>I just got myself a brand new motherboard (friend ordered wrong one and
>dont want to send it back) for my freebsd box, what i was wondering is
>if i can just take the old board out and just shove the new one in
>without freebsd moaning about things missing (like windoze) or can i
>just change it and it will boot up and work as if it was on the old
board ?
>The boards do have different chip sets other than that i cant see any
>difference... but the reason i want to change the board is the one i
>have is a little worn... the PCI slots are now very slack so cards dont
>sit very well...

If the cards are just swapped across and you've not done a custom kernel
then 9 times out of 10 yes. Please check that there are no known
problems with the new MB

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