[Solved] Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

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[Solved] Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

Postby CrazyElf » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:22 pm

Will be changing from:

X99A XPower to X99A Godlike due to motherboard problems (one of the BIOS has died on me and there are irregularities in this board). CPU (5960X) and RAM (G.Skill 32GB TridentZ) will not be changed. SSDs will remain the same.


Is there anything that I have to do? This is will full UEFI. This has a Windows 10 Pro x64 dual boot if that means anything.

I did a bit of searching around and this came up: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=155659

Judging by the answers in that thread Linux Mint seems to be pretty tolerant of changes.



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inxi -Fsz


System:    Host: X99A-XPower Kernel: 4.11.3-041103-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7  Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: X99A XPOWER AC (MS-7881) v: 2.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: A.60 date: 07/15/2016
CPU:       Octa core Intel Core i7-5960X (-HT-MCP-) cache: 20480 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1199 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
           4: 1200 MHz 5: 1199 MHz 6: 1200 MHz 7: 1199 MHz 8: 1199 MHz
           9: 1200 MHz 10: 1200 MHz 11: 1200 MHz 12: 1199 MHz 13: 1200 MHz
           14: 1199 MHz 15: 1200 MHz 16: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT [Radeon R9 290X]
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT [Radeon R9 290X]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 2560x1440@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD HAWAII (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.11.3-041103-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.0-devel - padoka PPA
Audio:     Card-1 2x Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii HDMI Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel
           Card-2 C-Media CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] driver: snd_virtuoso
           Card-3 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-4 Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.11.3-041103-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel I210 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
           IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 12650.5GB (31.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MZ7WD960 size: 960.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: VK1920GFDKL size: 1920.4GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD5001FZWX size: 5001.0GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 256.1GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 512.1GB
           ID-6: /dev/sdf model: ST4000DM000 size: 4000.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 15G (53%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd2
           ID-2: /home size: 205G used: 81G (40%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdd3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.83GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 42.0,51.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 377 Uptime: 29 min Memory: 3094.7/32071.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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Re: Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

Postby Pjotr » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:28 pm

Yup.... Change tolerant. Usually goes without a hitch. No assurances, though.
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Re: Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

Postby Arch_Enemy » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:31 pm

Pjotr wrote:Yup.... Change tolerant. Usually goes without a hitch. No assurances, though.


Right. A lot of the kernel modules are already there; if there is some 'unusual' hardware on the board there may be an issue, but usually not insurmountable. May have to start in a command line and insmod for whatever hardware issue there is, or apt-get install the correct module.
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Re: Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

Postby Tomgin5 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:51 pm

Once you get it ready to fire up, it would be advisable to go into the bios and switch to legacy and turn off any security like HDD passwords in the bios.

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Re: Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

Postby Pierre » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:53 pm

watch the video card, as the culprit, that will most likely fail.

so, drop the existing driver out, if any propriety driver is current;y installed.
& upgrade again, on the new mobo.
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Re: [Solved] Need to do a motherboard swap - how will that affect Linux Mint?

Postby CrazyElf » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 pm

Solved.

It looks like switching between X99 boards has no issues with Linux Mint currently as of 18.2 and Kernel 4.12, with everything going very smoothly.

Advise anyone who upgrades though to use a later kernel, as the Godlike board as an e2400 NIC that needs a later kernel.


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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: X99A-XPower Kernel: 4.12.0-041200-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: X99A GODLIKE GAMING (MS-7883) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.80 date: 08/25/2016

CPU:       Octa core Intel Core i7-5960X (-HT-MCP-) cache: 20480 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 47999
           clock speeds: max: 4500 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz 3: 1199 MHz
           4: 1200 MHz 5: 1199 MHz 6: 1199 MHz 7: 1200 MHz 8: 1199 MHz
           9: 1200 MHz 10: 1200 MHz 11: 1201 MHz 12: 1200 MHz 13: 1200 MHz
           14: 1202 MHz 15: 1200 MHz 16: 1199 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT [Radeon R9 290X]
           bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT [Radeon R9 290X]
           bus-ID: 03:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 2560x1440@59.95hz
           GLX Renderer: AMD HAWAII (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.12.0-041200-generic, LLVM 5.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.0-devel - padoka PPA Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 2x Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii HDMI Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 03:00.1
           Card-2 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-3 Blue Microphones Yeti Stereo Microphone
           driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 003-004
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.12.0-041200-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: alx port: c000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-3: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: alx port: b000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-4: Atheros usb-ID: 003-006
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 12650.5GB (0.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST4000DM000 size: 4000.8GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SAMSUNG_MZ7WD960 size: 960.2GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 256.1GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD5001FZWX size: 5001.0GB
           ID-5: /dev/sde model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 512.1GB
           ID-6: /dev/sdf model: VK1920GFDKL size: 1920.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 16G (56%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdc2
           ID-2: /home size: 205G used: 82G (40%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdc3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.83GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 45.0,49.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 406 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 2537.8/15939.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35


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