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I have a hdd with ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) that I use on my samsung laptop. Can I use the same HDD as main (boot drive) on another laptop (HP)? Will it automatically install drivers? Do they override? Is it possible, that it will break my existing setup with overriding my drivers so I can't use it later on my samsung?

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Ubuntu is much better in this aspect than Windows. Ubuntu kernel already contains all modules (drivers). So your second laptop must boot correctly. The only exception is proprietary video drivers, I don't recommend install them on second laptop. Open drivers must work out-of-box (but maybe without advanced 3D).

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I have nvidia drivers for my samsung installed, the hp laptop will not have anything proprietary there I think. Thanks for your quick and informative answer! –  varsketiz Nov 2 '10 at 17:26
    
@user5239 If the answer is informative, click the ^ button to upvote it. And if you can actually make it work like Extender said, then click the check mark to accept it as the answer. That's how things work here. –  Mussnoon Nov 2 '10 at 17:29

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