I have a work laptop that I will soon have to return to my employer. Having foreseen this, I ordered a second internal disk and mounted it at
/home/<user> so that I can just pull it out and mount it in the next machine without having to go through the whole ritual of copying files, etc.
However, I've created a few projects with hard links -- all files are on this secondary mounted disk, so it's like
I know that such links don't work across file systems, i.e. you can't link from the root and a mounted disk (Google gets me a lot of articles about this), but the question is, will pulling this disk and mounting it in another system break these hard links? Will potentially use the same distro and
/home/<user> directory if that makes a difference. Of course, I will really find out when it comes time to swap out the disk, but it will be good to mentally prepare for what to expect.