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RE: Moving existing setup to a competely new server

modconf is debian's kernel module installer, it gives you a semi-graphical view and lets you scroll through module groups, you can install multiple modules in one session this way.

just type modconf as root from the cli, Im sure you will be able to see what to do from the menu presented.



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Liu [mailto:satimis@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 22 September 2004 1:30 p.m.
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: RE: Moving existing setup to a competely new server

Hi Steven,

 - snip -

> Depends on your kernel, usually the kernel detects
> new hardware on boot and re-configues as it boots,
> however its quite possible that NICs wont work.
> Otherwise unless modules have been stripped out it
> should boot OK.

Noted with thanks.

> If it does not look for the point at which it locks,
> transfer the drive back and use modconf to install
> the module manually and try again. 

Sorry, I'm not quite clear on this point re "...use
modconf to install the module...."  Could you please
provide more detail with example.  Tks.

I think I have no place to transfer the HD back.  I
must reinstall the old motherboard, RAM, CPU, etc. (I
retain the box, graphic card, CDRom and CD writer)

> If you know there
> are some diffeences, use modconf to put the module
> in place now before transferring the drive. 

How can I find it out in advance.  Tks.

> The
> biggest risk is the disk module, but since it looks
> like a workstation upgrade you should be fine.
> I have swapped hd's into new boxes a few times and
> its worked each time without issue beyond installing
> a new NIC module.

Noted with thanks


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