Ok, complete newbie so you might get a laugh out of this one.
I have a disk from a crashed Ubuntu 10.x workstation. The data is good, it was the mother board that died along with one of the drives in a RAID 1 configuration. We want to bring the workstation backup up but want to bring it onto a RAID 0 configuration. I know I don't want to do a clone as the old drive still thinks it's in a RAID 1 configuration.
From what little I know about Linux in general, I have this idea that if we install a like version of Ubuntu onto the new workstation hardware using the same username and password that one can simply perform an off-line file copy of the old disk over onto the new one -- overwriting all of the new install files.
How crazy am I and irregardless of my mental state, what is the prefered way to restore the old workstation OS to new hardware?
Thanks in advance.