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Re: [LUG] upgrading
Mike Chidley wrote:
I have two options as I see it.....
1. Move the 20gig HD to the new computer and run it as a slave to the new
Nah, if it is the master on the first IDE, move the old hard
drive to master on the IDE, and make the new drive a slave
(hopefully XP didn't come preinstalled, but with a sensible CD
of the original if you really want it ;-). Otherwise all the
disk paths change, in principal this only affect the mount table
/etc/fstab, and lilo /etc/lilo.conf or other bootloader, but not
changing the partition names is simpler, for the sake of
switching two jumpers.
Then partition the new disk up as required, and install XP there
(or does XP mop if it isn't first OS? - some MS OSes are picky
about where they are installed).
2. Repartition the 40gig HD and do a clean install, but then i`ll have to set
everything up again.
Well it would be clean.
I would really like to do option 1, but how do a go about changing the config.
i.e for the new hardware....I really haven`t got a clue how to do it.
Backup first, and make a Redhat boot disk if you don't have one,
then at least recovery is possible.
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