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Dark Shade
October 6th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Hi all,

This might be a super-n00b question, but I do need the answer to it and this looked like the place to ask.

Right now I have 8.04 running on an AMD 4800+ Dual Core and an ASUS M2N61-AR motherboard quite well, however I am needing to move the installation over to new hardware, specifically a server type. The new hardware is two quad core AMD Barcelona 8346's and an ASUS KFN4-DRE. What steps will I need to take to make sure this transition is smooth and clean? Keep in mind this server will be for hosting games and websites.

1. Do I need to recompile the kernel? Or *should* I recompile it?
2. I am not sure if the quads I am getting are affected by the TLB bug, if so, should that issue be addressed immediately?
3. Any obvious question I am missing? :confused:

Thanks for any help :)

October 6th, 2008, 11:11 PM
I would expect no problems as long as you don't move an amd64 system to a 32-bit CPU :lol:

but, the system does have a "permanent" memory of which physical network devices(MAC addresses) map to which logical names...
to clear this memory, delete the relevant lines from the file

Dark Shade
October 6th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Thanks :)

Yeah it's moving from one AMD64 to another, so no ARCH problems. I'm just hoping the drivers will auto-update to its new hardware and all that jazz. Now I just have to figure out how to configure two NICs :-$