[SATLUG] moving a hard drive to another computer
j at jvpappas.net
Fri Jun 23 07:06:51 CDT 2006
On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 18:49 -0700, Chris wrote:
> I want to install Linux on a computer and then move the hard drive to another computer. Will that work?
Probably. There may be some tweaking between the 2, but It will boot
and probably work. The most important thing is that the drive has to be
the same place on the same bus, since the /etc/fstab (probably) has hard
coded partitions (/dev/hda1), so if you move the drive from Primary
Master (hda or sda) to Secondary Master (hdc or sdc) boot will fail,
since root is not in the place that the kernel expects it to be.
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