Can you swap motherboards in a Netware server without reinstalling?
Posted on 2003-03-06
I have a cheapo "Server" (not actual server hardware, but just a suped-up PC) running Netware 6. We run some non-essential services from it. It has had a problem since day one with keyboard lock ups (I can't get a caps lock light out of the keyboard, but rconsole works fine) and I/O errors. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the hardware (specifically the motherboard).
I know the right thing would be to swap out the motherboard and then reinstall the OS, but I'm pressed for time. I do have a motherboard with the same exact chipset lying around that I know is good.
WOULD it be possible to just swap in this new motherboard without reconfiguring the OS?