View Full Version : [ubuntu] move HDD between laptops

February 23rd, 2011, 01:47 AM
I have two laptops. One needs a larger HDD.
What troubles are likely if I move the current, mostly useful, HDD into the other laptop and put a fresh, larger, drive in its place.

My concerns stem from the troubles that win-dose has because hardware details are embedded into the software install such that one box cannot run software from another box's install. I don't think that linux has any stored knowledge about the iron and what it does updates dynamically at start-up.

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan

February 23rd, 2011, 02:51 AM
You are correct... I've moved drives and the like between old and new computers without issue.

Give it a try, I think you will like it. <smile>