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Re: Migrating Debian installation to a new motherboard




local10 composed on 2018-10-18 23:36 (UTC+0200):

> Am looking for an easy way to move my Debian PC to a new motherboard, that is without
> reinstalling all the packages and config settings. All the hardware with the exception of the
> motherboard will remain the same, I have a spare hard drive, the same model as my working HD,
> which I can use as a setup area if needed. I did a similar migration with success some years
> back and used the "Shockingly easy server upgrade" writeup from Debian Planet as guide, which
> was available at http://www.debianplanet.org/node.php?id=875
> <http://www.debianplanet.org/node.php?id=875> but it's no longer there and I can't find it.

https://web.archive.org/web/20060924185146/http://www.debianplanet.org/node.php?id=875

Just how old is the old motherboard? What model? Has it a UEFI BIOS?

Just how new is the new motherboard? What model?

I do a relative lot of cloning and moving disks among PCs. By keeping the old HD, there could be
little to do but reconfigure networking for the change in MAC address, if the NIC is a
motherboard component, and if not, nothing to do. Having the extra HD you could safely test by
cloning first and using the clone.
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