sonicy at otenet.gr
Thu Apr 10 19:09:45 UTC 2008
Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
> Believe me , I wish I knew how to do something weird with the kernel- I'm
> still wet behind the ears in BSD land. This machine , believe it or not , I
> use a mail filter server- BSD/CLAM/SA and EXIM- and I only putty into it-
> no X no video nada- but it should* recognize and install the drivers for the
> video and nic? that is my main concern
No X --> No problem on video. The text console works on any graphics
Since the network card will be different, you will have to redo the
network settings. If you know the brand / type of the netcard in the new
machine, have a look at the hardware list of 6.2 to see if it is supported.
Have a look at your old network settings in /etc/rc.conf
The following lines are of interest:
ifconfig_<drivername>="inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx"
Hostname and defaultrouter will not change, what you will have to change
is the <drivername> to match the new network card. You can redo the
whole configuration from sysinstall (Configure -> Networking ->
Interfaces) or simply find out the name of the network card from there
and change it yourself. You will need to connect a keyboard and screen
into the system, as your not - most probably - going to have networking
at first boot.
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