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Date:      Tue, 18 Jul 2000 13:49:20 -0700
From:      Kent Stewart <>
To:        zerohero <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: New Mobo, new install?
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000201bff0f1$c7447440$f8fafed4@zerohero>

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> zerohero wrote:
> I'm getting ready to upgrade my dual-boot Windows 98/FreeBSD
> computer with a new motherboard so my Geforce can run at full speed
> (damn old Athlon mobos).  I've installed new motherboard in Windows
> without reformatting before, and everything seems to work out fine
> although it's probably better to reformat anyways.  I was wondering
> if BSD will have any problems if I switch motherboards, or if i'm
> going to have to reinstall.

I upgraded from a P133 to a Celeron 433. This is a class jump in the
cpu but I don't remember having problems moving up. If you have a
current version of GENERIC, you shouldn't have any problem (Just in
case something breaks). Configuring a kernel and making it should be
really quick. I finally started upgrading GENERIC as 4.0 started
upgrading to 4.1. I realized the /kernel.GENERIC was a 4.0-Release
version and really out of date. The only card that was kept was the
NIC. The only significant problem I ran into was XFree86 3.3.3. I
suddenly had a good video card (2MB pci > agp) and trying to deal with
the configuration settings was a problem. The configuration was setup
for the old video card and mouse and trying to run XFree86Setup would
hang on 3.3.3. There were times when I almost wiped it and then
reinstalled x-windows.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA
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