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Old 02-18-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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install poppy on old laptop


If I install poppy linux on a HD on one computer, will I be able to install that HD on another computer or is it hardware dependent like windows installations can be?
 
Old 02-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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To save problems, probably easyer to redo the system when you swap the drive. Best would be to wipe it, and then do it again later in the new system.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 04:37 PM   #3
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If I install poppy linux on a HD on one computer, will I be able to install that HD on another computer or is it hardware dependent like windows installations can be?
If it's a vanilla install and your processor family is the same then you should be able to swap the hdd. You will most likely need to tweak the install after the move but the OS should come up. Worst case would be that you would have to boot single user mode to make changes. Things like your 'X' setup, specific hardware for your new machine may need drivers installed etc.

Of course this would depend on the distribution that you install originally.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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Well, it's both laptops from ibm (240 and t41).But one of them hasn't got any cd, floppy or usb that boots, sĺ this is the only way to install OS. Windows doesn't seem to let me do this(says missing ntldr), so I thought if linux would. And besides, it's and old pc, so windows is too slow. Poppy linux sounds like a good choice for such an oldie.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 04:33 AM   #5
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Well, it's both laptops from ibm (240 and t41).
From what I remember, these are laptops of quite different ages, so the chipsets will be different. You might have some success, but I certainly wouldn't guarantee it.

The best result that I would hope for is that you get an install that works with some problems that you can then fix; just don't rely on it going completely smoothly.

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Poppy linux sounds like a good choice for such an oldie.
I'm assuming that you mean puppy, as I've never heard of poppy; of course there are hundreds of distros and it is quite possible that there is something that I've never heard of.
 
  


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