moving a drive from one box to another

Raymundo M. Vega rmvega at
Thu Nov 29 22:56:51 UTC 2007

Yes it should work fine, run (as root) fdisk -l to check
which partition is ntfs and which is ext2/ext3.


On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 17:53 -0500, usabdasc at wrote:
> Greetings,
> For about a year one of my boxes was set up as a dual boot with Ubuntu
> 6.10 and Win2K.  About a week ago the power supply died and it took
> the motherboard with it.  After replacing the motherboard and power
> supply I had Win2K booting, but I had warnings about drivers being
> missing.  I started adding drivers and in typical M$ fashion the box
> now gives me a blue screen of death with a statement that I don't yet
> have all my drivers installed.  Blue screen means I can't install
> drivers so I am stuck.
> I had all my really important files backed up, but there are files on
> the drive I would like to recover.  Other than recovering these files
> I would love to wipe the drive clean and set it up with Ubuntu 7.x and
> a clean install of Win2K.  Can I move the drive to another Ubuntu box
> and mount the NTFS and EXT3 partitions?  It sounds possible, but I
> hate to try it without knowing that it will work and getting some
> advice on how to do it.  I don't want to boot from this drive, just
> recover files from it.  I believe the drive is still good since the
> Ubuntu boots (no GUI yet due to new motherboard and different video
> chips) and the Win2K booted several times.
> Will this work?  Any advice?  What would be common mistakes when doing
> this and how can I avoid them?
> Thanks,
> Bruce
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