Is it necessary to reinstall OS upon motherboard change?
ultima1252 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 20:29:18 UTC 2016
On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:10:55 +0000, Manish Jain wrote:
> > Because of certain problems I am experiencing with my hardware, I am
> > planning to move to another motherboard + CPU. Just out of curiosity, I
> > wished to enquire - is it possible to use an existing FreeBSD
> > installation despite change of MB + CPU ?
> Yes. A re-install is recommended (but not exactly _required_) when
> moving from a 32 bit platform to a 64 bit platform on x86. A total
> re-install is only needed when changing achitectures (for example
> if you move from i386 to sparc).
> > In the Windows world, that is
> > pretty much impossible, but on FreeBSD the possibilities don't appear
> > that bad to me.
> In "Windows" land you also have to consider if you are _allowed_
> to re-install on different hardware... ;-)
> > (My hard disk and graphics card will remain unaltered).
> If you are on amd64, and the new CPU is amd64 as well, no need
> to reinstall. In fact, I have a special FreeBSD HDD which I have
> already booted on more than 10 totally different systems. :-)
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