[TriLUG] Moving IDE hard drive from one machine to another
Fri, 31 May 2002 10:57:40 -0400
I have had sort of the same thing. I had a MotherBoard going bad and
tried to switch to a different box and had a kernel failure.
David B. Rankin wrote:
> I want to move the IDE hard drive containing a good, working RH 7.3
> install from one machine to another. The source machine is a Dell P2/233
> with 256 MB of RAM. The destination machine is Dell Workstation 400
> (Dual P2/300) with 384 MB of RAM. This would be the only hard drive in
> the new system for now. I might add another drive later. I know I could
> just reinstall RH on the destination system but I have quite a bit of
> time invested in installing applications on the old, source system.
> There is no important data or settings on the source system if the
> experiment goes bad.
> I recall a conversation with a fellow Linux user who had a hardware
> failure in a RH 7.1 machine and moved the IDE hard drive from that
> machine to slightly similar and more powerful hardware. He claimed that
> Kudzu auto detected and auto configured the Linux install in the new
> box. With that story in mind I post my question to the list. What do
> you think?