On a remote server the boot/system disk is corrupting. It is running Debian 4.0 on an Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz.
Is it possible to "prepare" a bootable disk I'll then send to my ISP to install?
I would like to setup Debian 6 on the disk, copy/install most of the services running on the remote machine on a local test-bed machine, then unplug the boot-disk from the test-bed and send it to the remote-hands of my ISP to install. To minimize downtime.
Problem is, I've got only AMD Athlon based test-machines at hand. I know that at least Windows would install so many architecture dependent stuff on install that such a swap would be nearly impossible. But is Linux "universal" enough to boot once the AMD based install is hooked into the Intel based system??