I would like to buy a new computer for my old home server, so the only things that remain are the HDDs.
I know that under WinXP you can't do this, because the HAL will have problems and it'll probably BSOD at boot.
I have been told that I should boot the new computer with a LiveCD, mount the root filesystem, and do update-initramfs, and after that do a grub-update, or something like that.
Are there any other things that should be done? I'm particularly interested in RAID, I have two RAID1 volumes, managed by mdadm, will those work fine, or do I have to reassemble them in some way?
Also, are there tools for generating the /etc/fstab file? Like, I mount all my partitions to the same way as they were on the old system, and now I want to take a "snapshot" of the currently mounted volumes and write to fstab.
Can someone please walk me through this procedure step-by-step?