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Old 10-18-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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Moving hard drive to a new PC - drivers


I installed Arch Linux on an old PC that I had to get rid of a year ago. I kept the hard drive and tried to boot it on a new PC that I use for work but it failed to boot and did not recognise the CPU. If I remember correctly my old PC was an AMD CPU and the new PC is Intel.

Is there some way I can rescue this hard drive and get it to boot on the new PC?

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Old 10-18-2018, 12:21 PM   #2
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Was the old CPU 32 bit? Assuming you are getting some sort of CPU error message on boot? AMD and Intel CPUs are the same architecture so only the 32 vs. 64 bit issue can come into play.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 12:28 PM   #3
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Was the old CPU 32 bit? Assuming you are getting some sort of CPU error message on boot? AMD and Intel CPUs are the same architecture so only the 32 vs. 64 bit issue can come into play.
Hi thanks for the reply. Its a good question and if I remember rightly it was 32-bit. There was an error that suggested it was to do with the CPU. I'll try it again tomorrow and quote the message. it brought up a shell after it had displayed the error message. Is there a solution for the 32/64-bit issue?

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Old 10-18-2018, 12:34 PM   #4
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Not that I know of - you can always mount it and pull your data off though - that's more important than the OS anyway...Arch dropped support for 32 bit quite a while ago if I remember correctly.
 
Old 10-18-2018, 12:39 PM   #5
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Not that I know of - you can always mount it and pull your data off though - that's more important than the OS anyway...Arch dropped support for 32 bit quite a while ago if I remember correctly.
Thanks for the reply. It's actually a GNUPG encrypted file that I want to decrypt using that machines private key so it would be great to boot.
 
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Is the private key accessible on the file system? It should be so you should be able to mount and pull the private key, no?
 
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Is the private key accessible on the file system? It should be so you should be able to mount and pull the private key, no?
I'll give this a try. Thank you for your help.
 
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If the above does not work out.

I transferred a 32 bit antix install hard drive out of a blown IBM pentium m single core laptop over to my IBM T430 I5 with 16 gig of ram.

I did install the latest 32 bit pae kernel before swapping out the drive. I was out of hard drives and wanted to put the Windows 10 Enterprise
from the T430 into the laptop bag.

After that. Just change wlanxxx and ethxxx to whatever new interface ifconfig -a shows in your preferred wireless/wired connection app.

That drive is still in that T430 while Windows sits in the static bag in the laptop bag.
Here is a pinxi reports of the T430
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...9/#post5856068
 
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:15 PM   #9
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Have you tried putting the drive it in a usb case and boot from usb? Pretty sure I've booted my 64bit desktop with 32bit bootable medium a time or two but has been a long time so may be mistaken.
 
  


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