Today I installed archlinux on my hard drive-A on my computer-A. Now I want my computer B run archlinux. Can I simply replace the hard drive B of computer-B with hard drive-A?

Note that I just installed the minimum package of arch, and the desktop is just lxde and lxdm, very small.

However, computer A and B are from different vendors and their ram is different, one is ddr2 and the other is ddr3... cpu is different, one is i5 the other is T2400, both support 64bit.

  • The kernel should just detect and deal with the changes. I have done this in the past but not with Arch so I'm not sure enough to post an answer.
    – terdon
    Aug 26, 2016 at 16:10
  • @terdon This means it is very likely.. Aug 26, 2016 at 16:14
  • Yes. I would expect it to work. Why don't you just try and then post an answer letting us know how it went? :P
    – terdon
    Aug 26, 2016 at 16:16
  • @terdon Do you think there is any different of replacement or just link drive-A via usb and boot from there? Aug 26, 2016 at 16:17
  • @terdon This is easier... Aug 26, 2016 at 16:17

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The fact is that when I replace drive-B on computer-B with drive-A, the archlinux boots well. The software also works well, although there are huge differences on the hardware of two computers.

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