I am buying a small server and would be placing it in a datacenter, which is in different city.
So I decided to pre-install Ubuntu 9.04 Server 64-bit on a HDD, tune everything, test it, and then just replace HDD when I would get a server.
Is it safe to assume that it would just work on a new hardware?
Hardware is pretty different:
My PC: Intel P45+C2D8400, 8Gb of RAM, 2 Marvell network adaptors. Ubuntu was not able to use eth0, so I had to disable it in bios, and do install with eth1. HDD in first SATA port.
Small Server: Atom 330+nVidia ION, 4Gb of RAM. Same HDD in the only SATA port.