Change motherboard?

Duncan Barclay dmlb at
Sun Jun 6 18:42:20 BST 2004

From: "Kevin O'Connor" <kevin at>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 11:37 AM

> >-----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?
> >
> >Hey,
> >
> >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...
> >
> >
> >Thanks.
> >Grant.
> >
> >
> 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
> Regards
> Kevin

If you have a custom kernel, then make sure that it has been built to
support both CPUs that you are using. If not, build a new one before
swapping or have a GENERIC kernel around.

Duncan, who didn't realise when upgrading from a CPU_i586 to CPU_i686 and
changed motherboards two more times than needed...

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