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The PIT 04-16-2008 02:16 PM

Moving a Linux Kiosk machine to new hardware
 
Now these Kiosks were done as a temp job until the clever boys where I work developed a new one. Problem is the clever boys have never been able to create one. Well they have but it suffers one big flaw they can't print from it.

This means that these Kiosks have been working away reliable for years bar one hard disk failure and a sudden refusal by cups to print to any network printers. I still reckon something was changed on the network to block access. Anyway a upgrade from sid to etchy fixed it and everything is working nicely again.

The hardware they're running on is getting old and sooner rather than later will start to fall to bits and will end up being replaced.

This begs a question. Since I don't have much time to start from scratch and create a new one. Is it possible to move the Kiosk to another machine and make it re-detect the new hardware.

Dutch Master 04-17-2008 06:54 AM

Not 1:1. Your best chance is saving the config bits from the current systems (the apps don't change) and re-install Debian. Investigate the dpkg options get-selections and set-selections from the man page. You'll still need to tweak the odd application or two though...

The PIT 04-18-2008 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Dutch Master (Post 3124056)
Not 1:1. Your best chance is saving the config bits from the current systems (the apps don't change) and re-install Debian. Investigate the dpkg options get-selections and set-selections from the man page. You'll still need to tweak the odd application or two though...

I guess that would be the config files for the kiosk itself.


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