Originally posted by 0pal_t0ad
as a matter of interest, does any1 know of a good reason why i couldn't copy gentoo from my laptop onto my desktop? I'd only have to edit grub.conf and fstab, right?
If you're talking about a straight copy (all files from one machine straight to the other), my guess is you're going to be in trouble.
The whole operating system is configured to run on specific hardware, so you're taking that configuration and trying to run it on totally different hardware. I don't see that working out too well for you.