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Re: Installation troubles Erich Dollansky Wed Feb 22 09:00:55 2012

Hi,

On Wednesday 22 February 2012 21:04:12 herbert langhans wrote:
> Hi Daemons,
> yesterday I tried to install FreeBSD 9 on my 'new' laptop - an IBM X31.
> 
> Since this model has no CD or floppy drive I copied the memstick-file to
> such an USB-thing and tried to boot. The laptop freezes when the kernel
> scans for the UBS-ports, booting impossible.
> 
> Now my question: can I take the harddisk out, install FreeBSD 9 over
> another laptop (with the X31-harddisk inside) and put the installed
> harddrive back to the X31? Is there anything else besides the rc.d-stuff
> what will/will not get installed if I use the 'wrong' computer?
> 
> The old hd-cotent will be deleted, the new laptop will only be FreeBSD.
> 
> All ideas welcome, thank you
> herb langhans
> 
I did this several times before but I used to connect the hard disk via USB. 
Just get an USB case for the disk. It is much easier this way as you keep one 
notebook intact.

You have to check the drives in fstab and rc.conf.

If I remember right the rest was ok.

Erich
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