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Author Topic: Please install HDD instructions from one device to another.  (Read 22148 times)
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« on: December 23, 2017, 10:53:05 AM »

There are instructions on how to do this. But I believe this is long gone after a hacker into Wikipedia. I was wondering if anyone here knows the process of installing DSL on a drive on one computer (Full Install), and then insert the drive into another computer. Here is an example of a situation that would be useful ...

Some of them are IBM, Acer 4720z problem is no optical drive or floppy disk in the computer. Although hard drives are standard IDE drives, so it can be taken out and put into a computer that can be used with other IDE optical drive to work.

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 09:07:47 PM »

Yes that should work with DSL. The only thing to consider is changing the boot settings (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/cheat_codes.html) on the "kernel" line in /boot/grub/menu.lst if the destination hardware requires some particular boot commands. Besides that, just install and swap over the HDD. Job done.

Another option would be to boot DSL from USB and install from that (assuming the computer has USB).

EDIT: Also best run xsetup when you first boot on the destination computer. eg. by typing "e" at the grub boot screen and editing the kernel line to add the "xsetup" boot command.
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