From: Anders Holm (anders.holm at domain elivefree.net)
Date: Wed 24 Jul 2002 - 12:27:27 IST
> I haven't _used_ the system yet, just spent a couple of weeks
> the thing! It will become a production system in future once it
> gets a box
> of its own. The disk is all I have at present to work on so I
> just stuck it
> into one of my own boxes. I may be having some hardware issues with the
> current _box_ so I want to put the disk into another one to check that.
Ah, seems like you've had a bit of fun then.. :)
> AIUI, a reinstall will _wipe_ the disk (or at least the / partition) and I
> lose all my work ot date (The backup system is what started showing up the
> possible hardware problem in the first place).
Yep, a reinstall would wipe it. If you decide to format it that is. Your
configuration files would be overwritten, IIRC, if you don't format the
drive. One could always save them away on a different partition and leave
that alone, if you have the space.
> also, will the i386 packages work on the i686 machine if/when I move the
> disk back? I know there may be performance hits but, while it will be a
> production server, the clients will be old P166 boxes so they
> shouldn't notice
> too hard...
Yep, the i386 packages will work on any system with at least a 386 processor
or better. As you say, you'd get a performance hit, but if you have so slow
clients, they shouldn't really notice that too much either. What will it be
used for? Just out of curiosity..
After installing the i386 packages, I'd test the drive in the different
boxes you want, to make sure that you don't have hardware issues with that
first box you mentioned there. Just keep in mind stuff like different
hardware like network cards and the likes. If it'll serve as a server I
wouldn't bog it down with X either.
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