almost painless machine upgrade

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – had my machine crash this week, badcap disease in the power supply, so i decided it was time to get a "new" machine... actually it's a refurb. all i did was take my disk out of the dead machine and put it in the new one (along with the video card). half expected to have to reinstall slack or do some major tweaking. as it turned out it was rather painless, it just worked out of the starting gate. except for one thing. i had to look at /var/log/messages to find it.... "renamed eth0 to eth1". after telling wicd that the wired connection was on eth1, i had network again. maybe (HowTos)