Migrate installation to new hardware

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This page summarizes some hints and ideas when going from a well configured system with ArchLinux to new hardware. The goal is to achieve the same ArchLinux installation, as long as software and configuration is concerned, but also clean config files and other hacks.

Basically, there are two ways:

  1. Bottom to Top: Install a fresh ArchLinux on the new, and try to install and configure all packages from the old.
  2. Top to Bottom: Bitwise copy the old partitions to the new system, try to get the kernel working without forgetting some tweaks

Which way you choose depends heavily on how the new system differs from your old and how exactly you want to reproduce the system.

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