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I have a Intel SS4200-E based Server running Amahi (a Fedora 14 based server package).

The SS4200-E is stock except a E5200 CPU has replaced the old Atom it come with. It's loaded with 4x2TB discs and a 4x2TB external chassis over eSATA.

Now I have another computer left over with

  • Q6600 CPU
  • Asus P5QL-E Motherboard
  • 4x2Gb Corsair DDR2 800MHz

I would rather like not to have to reinstall the entire system and wonder if it would be possible to move the disks over to the new setup and go. Does the system check all the hardware at start up or is Fedora very sensitive to hardware changes?

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If you question is just from the side of the OSs, you can do that flawlessly, since the kernel is probing the Hardware at the boot time.

But if you have hardware RAID controller setup with these disks, it makes it more complicated from the configuration of the controller standpoint and a little bit from the Fedora standpoint.

My suggestion is that you do a backup of the system files (e.g / , /var ,/opt and so on), then move the disks.

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I have an external RAID cabinet connected via eSATA. So to the OS it only looks like a huge disk. And all partitions are mounted using UUID. –  inquam Dec 27 '11 at 12:04
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