I was given a laptop with a totally dead display. I do not want to pay to replace the broken display, but I would like to use the laptop as a server and connect to it via SSH to control it.
I have pulled out the internal hard drive from the broken laptop, and I want to install Debian GNU/Linux and the SSH server onto this HDD using a working Debian laptop.
However, the hardware in the two laptops is very different, and I am wondering what kind of problems I would run into when I plugged the drive back in to the laptop with the broken display because of this?
How would I make this work? What is the proper way for me to install a bootable copy of Linux onto a HDD that will be used by a computer with different hardware?