• Upgrade hardware but keep same system?


    Hiya

    I’d like to know that if I upgrade my motherboard and CPU to the Ryzen models (currently also using AMD), that I can just load my same OS again without issues. Will the kernel autom. load the right drivers?

    I remember from experience that it didn’t go so easy with Windows in the past, but I haven’t tried it with Linux yet.

    Or are there maybe still issues with Ryzen and Linux that make it not a good move at this time?

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  • I’ve done it with switching graphics cards from AMD to Nvidia using kernel drivers so my assumption is that if what is needed for the new system to perform is in the kernel then it will be ok.

    Windows was a pain for motherboard drivers because so many chipset drivers weren’t preloaded so a new motherboard may not have had ATA drivers among other things - I’ve seen this happen many times but I sometimes got around it by adding the drivers before changing the hardware :confounded:

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  • depending mostly on configurations you have done for special hardware e.t.c. you can reset this ones before.

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  • @joekamprad I’m afaid I don’t understand what you’re saying.

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  • mostly the system will start after hardware change, only if you have some special stuff on configuration it will may cause system not to boot properly…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    how to add system logs

  • I’ve actually done the upgrade now. I changed from a AM3+ MoBo and CPU to a Ryzen and x370 one. Unfortunately Antergos doesn’t boot anymore. I can’t get the GRUB interface to be displayed anymore.

    Windows on the other hand was much more easier. I could easily boot into it but then my keyboard and mouse stopped working due to a wrong USB driver. But with a PS/2 adapter, I managed to get everything working again.

    It’s unfortunate that Linux is being the pain in the ass here, I’ve looked up so many things but nothing was helpful to fix GRUB and then more I search, the less useful the information becomes…

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  • Try downloading this:

    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/

    and when you boot from it, it will find your linux grub configuration and allow you to boot from it and then you can rerun the grub commands to re-generate the grub boot loader in place of the Windows one.

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  • @robgriff444 said in Upgrade hardware but keep same system?:

    Try downloading this:

    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/

    and when you boot from it, it will find your linux grub configuration and allow you to boot from it and then you can rerun the grub commands to re-generate the grub boot loader in place of the Windows one.

    But that should also be possible with a live cd and chroot mode, right? I’ve tried several things that way, without luck. It’s strange, because nothing on the drive has changed, not even the UUID’s by having a new MoBo.

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  • If you used grub before and now it boots in windows and cant find grub you say? How does it tell you it cant find grub if it boots straight in to windows?

    Maybe you switched the order of your disks ?

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  • @izznogooood I don’t know if the order that the SATA ports on my MoBo are used matters for GRUB, but if so that could certainly be that I didn’t put the primary drive in the same position on the new MoBo.

    As for how do I know? I click on the UEFI boot drive in the boot menu of my MoBo, but only the boot menu reloads. So no loading is done. With Windows it does load. Both boot data are physically on different drives too.

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  • @EarthMind Yes you’re right, but I always used supergrub2 because then you don’t need chroot and it also proves that only the boot loader in the mbr is gone and has to be re-written (over the windows boot loader).

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  • It matters…

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

    This is an easy way of fixing it. I think this would be the way to go for you if yo want to fix it.
    Best of luck!

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  • @izznogooood Thanks, but I already tried boot-repair and the first step failed. Probably because it thinks the destination is an arch system and not Antergos with custom grub names.

    I will try supergrub2 to see if that solves the issue, hopefully.

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  • @robgriff444 Supergrub2 does the job for getting into my OS, but unfortunately this isn’t a long term solution. I’d need to get my GRUB fixed again

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  • What happens after booting your OS from supergrub2 and then running grub-install?

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  • @robgriff444 supergrub2 works splendid to boot my OS. The thing is, that I don’t know how to set up my grub config properly for a dual boot Windows 7 64 bit and Antergos 64 bit. I think the Arch wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#Check_if_you_have_GPT_and_an_ESP doesn’t describe it in an Antergos compatible way.

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  • sudo os-prober
    grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    grub-install /dev/sda
    

    assuming your boot drive is /dev/sda

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  • I don’t have a UEFI system so I don’t know what would be different but on mine I would run:
    grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    (first install os-prober to search for other OS’s)
    then:
    grub-install

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  • seems like a clean install would be easier and cleaner. good time to do some backing up.

  • @megaman Even though I’m quick to do that kind of thing, it’s certainly not plausible in my case where only GRUB needs to get fixed… Talk about an inefficient way of solving a small problem.

    I will try the GRUB reinstall as mentioned.

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