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installation alternative
« on: December 21, 2007, 12:19:15 pm »

Can you copy an already installed vector linux to a portable hard drive attached to a usb kit then attach that portable hard drive back to the laptop and boot?


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Re: installation alternative
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 03:36:55 am »

If you are using a generic kernel then the
answer is probably. Never had a need to
try it. I have moved hard drives from one machine
to another without problems.

If you try this and succeed please make a howto
and it should be posted.



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Re: installation alternative
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007, 05:30:31 am »

I did it once, just re-doing the hardware detection through vasm gave me a working machine. Using the shipped kernel, indeed.
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