If I upgrade my PC - new motherboard / ram - will I have to reformat my HD with linux on it? Or will I be able to get around that? Or is it necessary at all? I know nothing, obviously, about this.
I never have had to. I just changed my motherboard and cpu on my Debian box and it booted and ran fine, just a bunch faster. Athlon 1000 to Athlon 2000+. I have added and changed hardware in Mandrake and Fedora also with little ill effect. Maybe luck maybe not.
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