Move HD to new machine?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Wed Apr 1 11:34:54 UTC 2009

Denis Haskin wrote:
> I have two machines that are virtually identical (they're identical 
> laptops; pretty sure the only difference is processor speed).
> Can I take a HD that has Ubuntu installed on it and just move it from 
> one to the other without any problem?
> (Of course, the HD is dual-boot with Vista, so I also need to figure out 
> whether Vista [not to mention the mfgr re: service tags and such] will 
> be happy with that.)
> Thanks,
> dwh
I would think so. But you can simply try and see.

As long as you only read from the disk (ok, Linux also writes to disk), 
I would say that you will have a very tiny risk of damaging things that 
are on the disk.

Kind regards

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