View Full Version : [ubuntu] Setting Up New Motherboard

January 13th, 2010, 01:05 PM
So I'm installing a new MSI mobo in addition to a AMD Phenom II X4 940 and 4gbs of PC3-10666 DDR3 memory. Do I need to reinstall Ubuntu like you have to with Winblows? I hope to avoid having to do so but want to make absolutely sure I do or do not have to.

January 13th, 2010, 01:09 PM
You should be able to simply swap out the hardware.

January 13th, 2010, 01:11 PM
honestly i cannot recall, but I don't think so, as long as you are using ubuntu in the primary HDD, i reckon you won't... though the proof is in the pudin.

January 13th, 2010, 01:14 PM
I don't think you will have any problems, as long as the bios is looking for the right disk to boot, and Grub still knows what it is looking for.

January 13th, 2010, 01:14 PM
As long as none of the chips on the mobo require any special drivers, the kernel should be able to recognize and use it without any problems. Kernel detects hardware on booting, iirc, so new hardware generally isn't a problem, unless it's something like a graphics card that needs special drivers to be installed to work to its fullest capabilities, but even that should work, albeit with a very low resolution. Good luck!

January 13th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Thanks everyone!

January 13th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Let us know how you get on; I'd be interested to hear!