Following some hardware maintenance, I had to swap my drives out earlier to test a drive. Initially I needed to change the PSU, and I wanted to test an old hard drive to ensure it was good - it seemed like an ideal opportunity since I'd got the case open
PSU swapped out ok (from a 600 to 750W), hard drive failed to respond, put the other drive(s) back in - raid 0(?, subject to conf, striped anyhow) and nothing.
I did adjust the bios to account for raid/lack of and it did prove problematic more than once. However, I'm back with an almost functional machine but screen res is very low - 1024, as opposed to the 1600 I'm used to.
I can't adjust it, but all else is going ok it seems (although I've not yet checked sound)
So... I've saved my home partition to a backup drive, but here are some relevant questions:
How do I restore my resolution? Drivers are the same as they were before I changed the drives
If I can't, then I'm ok starting from scratch but how do I efficiently save my data (free, can't pay for stuff) so that my new install "feels" the same?
What are good back up scenarios for future fail-planning?