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I currently have Debian 7.1 installed on an old Dell PE850 pentium 64-bit. It's hardware limitations have forced me to upgrade to an E350M1 AMD apu. However, I have read that differing architectures can cause problems and thus I assume that clonezilla will not work for me here, but I could be wrong.

I've done quite a bit of google searching and haven't come up with anything other than sudo dpkg --get-selections to generate a list of installed packages. If need be, I'm ok doing a fresh install, but was wondering about all of my .conf files that I have already set up (IP configs, samba, subsonic, etc). Will this get-selections keep those .conf files in tact as well? (doesn't look like it, but not sure)


Suggestions on how to do this are appreciated.
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You're not changing architectures. Both still use the x86 architecture. Just plug the drive in and go. The most you will have to do is play with video drivers ( unless you're using a discrete card and not on-board ).
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Glad to hear it. Wasn't sure if it would suffer th same issues as windows machines. It's a headless file server so I hopefully there won't be any driver problems.

Thanks for the tip.
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One more question: Will the MAC address be different on the device? Just wondering if I'll have to set up my DHCP reservations setting again.
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One more question: Will the MAC address be different on the device? Just wondering if I'll have to set up my DHCP reservations setting again.

MAC addresses are generally hardware assigned (I say generally because there's all sorts of hacks that can be done - but as a rule of thumb, they're hardware assigned). So in answer to your question: you will need to set up your DHCP reservations again
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