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Im currently running ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on a custom computer that consists of a asus a8n-sli deluxe mobo and a AMD athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core processor x 2 with 4 gb ram. The OS works great and supports my gpu, sound card and everything else. I'm upgrading my Motherboard and cpu today to a gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 motherboard, a AMD fx-8350 cpu with 16gb ram. Everything else in the system will stay the same. Questions: Will I have to reformat my disk after installation?

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No, so long as your hardware is all Linux compatible it should boot right up.

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Will I have to reformat my disk after installation?

No.

2 remarks...

  1. Do make a backup of your private documents. You never know what might go wrong.
  2. Disable any extra drivers you might have installed before removing the current motherboard and gpu.
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I disabled the extra drivers, the motherboard, cpu, and memory have been installed. When I boot up my computer it gives the gigabyte screen and then ends up with a screen titled: GNU GRUB version 2.00-13ubuntu3 with 4 options: ubuntu advanced options for ubuntu memory test (memtest86+) memory test (memtest 86+, serial console 115200)

When I select the top "ubuntu" it ends up on a screen that says: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: -Boots args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?) -Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; 1s /dev ALERT! /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg--root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.20.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.20.0-8ubuntu1) built in shell (ash) Enter 'help" for a list of built in commands.

(initramfs)_

A few side notes:

  • I can't enter help on that screen, the keyboard doesn't seem to work.
    • I took out the sound card as I only had 1 pci slot and used it for my wireless card (that wireless card was already in the system (the on board sound is fine for me)
  • I took out both DVD drives because they were IDE.
  • It's UEFI DualBIOS if I need to go into setup to change anything

Everything else is the same.

AM I suppose to make a new thread?

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