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jlconferido 04-07-2007 07:06 AM

Migrating Ubuntu HD to another PC
 
I installed Ubuntu 6.10 in one seperate HD because I do not like to dual boot in one HD. I really bought another HD for a separate OS and 610 is installed in my 80 GB Seagate SATA HD. Just in case I want to transfer this HD to another PC, will it simply work as it is considering the PC has a different chipset and graphics card? Thanks. :)

blackhole54 04-07-2007 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jlconferido
Just in case I want to transfer this HD to another PC, will it simply work as it is considering the PC has a different chipset and graphics card? Thanks. :)

The short answer is no. However ... if you know what you are doing, you might be able to finagle something. But you should not expect it to be easy.

J.W. 04-07-2007 03:47 PM

I'm not sure I'd be so pessimistic.... transferring a hard drive into a new box is pretty common, and usually should work as long as it is jumpered correctly for the new box. That said, if the chipset and video card are radically different, then you will likely need to do some reconfiguration to adjust the settings so that they're appropriate for the new box. Tip: before the move into the new box, adjust the xorg.conf to use common and ordinary settings (eg, the vesa driver and a resolution of 1024x768)

Quakeboy02 04-07-2007 03:52 PM

If you haven't built a custom kernel, then the only issues should be reconfiguring xorg.conf and perhaps networking and grub. Everything else is pretty much autodetect.

jlconferido 04-07-2007 05:36 PM

What exactly is grub? Thanks a lot guys!


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