I am going on a trip (bus) and I will not be bringing my computer. However, I would like the comfort of my Linux operating system the way I like it, with my programs and files.
I was wondering if it is safe to simply take out my SSD from my main computer, put it in an anti-static bag, pad it with the clothes in my suit case, and take it with me.
Where I will be staying there is a desktop that also has Linux on it, booting from Grub, the same boot-loader I use. However, I believe I am on a more recent version of Grub than that computer.
I have heard it is not a good idea to transfer a hard drive from one computer to another with different system specs. I do not know why it was not advised, however. Maybe simply because Windows would think it was an illegal copy, I don't know. What possible problems could I have? Will dual-booting work fine just like it does on my main system? Will different Grub versions be a problem? I don't see a problem with taking this simple approach, and avoiding the hassle of trying to transfer files and programs. Does anyone know why it is not recommended?
Thank you very much for your help.