swapping out mb and cpu

John Cruz cruzweb at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 03:51:32 UTC 2006

As far as I know, as long as your drive configuration is the the same 
(/root on ide0 disk 1 would be ide0 disk 1 on the new machine as well) 
then it should work without a hitch. I'll be upgrading my machine in the 
near future as well, so any insight on this is much apprecaited.


je killen wrote:
> Hello;
> I have a machine running with FreeBSD 6.0 running on AMD64 socket 754 
> and Elite Group motherboard. It has been up and running without 
> problem continuously for about 5 weeks now (although I am the only one 
> connecting to it at present). I have purchased
> a new mother board and cpu. The new mb is Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI and the 
> new cpu is Athlon 64 socket 939. It has extended PCI slots and I am 
> planning on swapping the FreeBSD installation to the new motherboard 
> and processor. If I just move the hard drives
> and SCSI adapter to the new machine will it run on the different 
> motherboard and processor? Or do I have to install FreeBSD 
> specifically on the new machine?
>  The reason I'm considering this is because the AMD64 754 machine has 
> a SCSI adapter made for an extended PCI slot.
> The mb has only standard PCI slots so the adapter isn't being used 
> optimally.  So I would be swapping the main drive (ata) and two SCSI 
> drives (assigned usr and var partitions, respectively), as well as the 
> adapter.
> Is this possible?
> Thanks in advance;
> JK
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