Re: Migrating Debian installation to a new motherboard
- Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:25:51 -0400
- From: songbird <songbird@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Migrating Debian installation to a new motherboard
> 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.
> Any ideas? Thanks
easiest, to just install from scratch and move over
files/configuration information as needed.
you can get rid of a lot of cruft this way...
the time you'll spend hunting for strange things isn't
really worth it and you don't want to miss out on different
drivers or configuration changes.
a few hours time to get a new system installed is
plus the new board should have UEFI and that isn't
something you want to casually retrofit or mess up.
the installer should set it up right.