Re: moving a RH isntall to different machine
From: G. Wolfe Woodbury (ggw__at_no_spam.wolves.durham.nc.us)
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 04:22:45 GMT
Alex Hunsley <firstname.lastname@example.org> shaped electrons to say:
> I wish to move an existing redhat install to a new machine (i.e.
> motherboard). How much luck can I expect to have by just transplanting
> the hard disk into the newer machine, setting the bios to recognise it,
> and booting up? Or is there some procedure that could be followed in
> this case?
I've transplanted systems a few times witout any real problems. Do make
sure that the new CPU is compatible with the old one. I've even
upgraded from a Pentium MMX to an AMD-K2 without problems.
It would not be inappropriate to perform a backup of the /home tree and
other system data before attempting the transplant. That way you can
reload stuff if the transplant runs into "rejection" problems.
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